Props

Plough

Wayne and Emma Cooper of Past-Lincs have carefully researched and replicated the Luttrell Psalter plough for us to use. Emma does the carpentry and Wayne the blacksmithing.

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Above: The Plough on location with ploughman and archaeologist Neil Parker and Luttrell Psalter Film Director Nick Loven.

Past-Lincs have been creating beautifully crafted historical woodwork and hand-forged metal work for over ten years. They also make historical furniture.
You can e-mail pastlincs@aol.com
Phone 01526 861624
Or write to:
Emma Cooper at Kyme Cottage, 88 Main Street, North Kyme, Lincoln, LN4 4DG

The Great Wheel

The brilliantly versatile Jack Greene made our beautiful Luttrell spinning wheel and our harrow. He also set up the illuminators studio for us.

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Above: Annie Walker, spinning with Jack’s great wheel.

Jack specialises taking living history in to the class room, particularly the history of science. He covers periods from Anglo-Saxon through the Tudors to Victorian. He is often called upon to create historic laboratories for film and television. He can set up an authentic and impressive ALCHEMICAL LABORATORY either as a small installation or as a complete laboratory, which can be varied according to production needs. It includes large retorts of various shapes and materials, as well as flasks, furnaces of various types, alembics, bellows, crucibles and tubing which can all be assembled into weird and wonderful configurations, and actually functions.
He also has the equipment to recreate an authentic medieval, 16th or 17th century APOTHECARY’S SHOP, with scales, mortars, chests of drawers, drug jars, bottles etc – also with real contemporary medical materials.
He can also set up a complete illuminator’s studio, which he has done for us.

Jack Greene’s Web Site

Pottery

Andrew MacDonald of the Pot Shop, Lincoln, created the replica medieval pottery used in the Luttrell Psalter Film. Andrew is a specialist potter who creates Prehistoric, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Post medieval and Maiolica pots as well as his own designs.

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Above: Andrew discussing the shape of the medieval jug with us before he throws it on the wheel.

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Above: One of the pot sherds from the site of a deserted medieval village in Lincolnshire which provided inspiration for one of the pots used (as pictured below).

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Above: The re-created jug (based on the sherd and other Lincolnshire finds) as used on location.

Below: The Pot Shop, Steep Hill, Lincoln
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The Pot Shop, Harding House, Christ’s Hospital Terrace, Lincoln. 01522 528994
The creation of the pots was sponsored by Cool Milk at School.

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