[DRA] 12th Night Coronation

King Paul and Queen Aryanwy were crowned only recently, but already we must consider the next coronation. The Shire of West Dragonshire invites you to attend 12th Night Coronation within our borders from 5-7 January 2013.

The Site:
Foxlease Girl Guides Centre, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7DE England. This site has been used successfully by the SCA in the past: two Crown tournaments and one 12th Night.

We will have three buildings that will be used for sleeping, Princess Margaret Lodge, The Coach House and the Barn. All buildings have bunk beds (80 beds total), showers and toilets, and are heated.  Mattresses only are provided; please bring all other bedding with you (a sleeping bag and pillow should suffice). Additional crash space may be available, and there are b&bs nearby for those who wish more privacy.

The site will open at 5pm on Friday, 5 January 2013, and will close at 12 noon on Sunday, 7 January 2013.

In addition to the grand coronation, there will be fighting, archery and A&S activities.

All meals, including travellers’ fare on Friday night, breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and feast on Saturday night, will be available. Lady Catelin Munro of Ailsa is in charge of the feast.

All weekend, including accommodation and food £45
Daytrip with Saturday lunch only: £31
Daytrip with lunch and feast: £39
Children under five who do not need their own beds: free
Family cap: £100

Additional fees:
£5.00 Non-member surcharge must be added to all reservations for non-SCA members.
£5.00 late payment surcharge to pay at the door (if space is available).

Please email Master Raphe  (raphec@doc2prod.demon.co.uk) with your reservations.  Please include the following: your SCA name, your real name, your email address and other contact details, your SCA membership number and expiration date, your local group name, any food allergies or dietary issues to pass on to the cooks and any preferences regarding accommodation. For example, if you require a bottom bunk to due physical issues, do tell Raphe.

United Kingdom residents, please make cheques payable to SCA West Dragonshire and send them to the Reservations Steward, Master Raphe Cuthbert.  Electronic transfers are available; please contact Master Raphe for bank details.

For those living outside of the United Kingdom, you may pay cash at the door without the additional late surcharge if you send Master Raphe your travel details (flight/ferry numbers/dates/times) in advance.

Paid reservations or those guaranteed by sending Master Raphe travel itineraries are the only guaranteed reservations. It is first come, first served for beds and feast – except for the Royals, of course. Feast is limited to 120, including head table.

Event team
Event steward:  Mistress Ariel of Lindisfarne Email:  silme13@yahoo.com
Deputy event steward: Lady Myska Email: myska@sinistersword.com
Reservations steward: Master Raphe Cuthbert Email: raphec@doc2prod.demon.co.uk
Marshal: Lord Duncan Forbes Email: DuncanForbes@red-belt.org.uk
A&S Coordinator: Lady Edith of Hedingham Email: jennyemson@gmail.com

By car: Take your best route to the M27 and Junction 1. Exit south towards Lyndhurst, Lymington and the New Forest on the A337. When you reach the traffic light in Lyndhurst (the first traffic light on that road), turn left into the one-way system, then turn right again to continue on the A337 towards Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst. (Do not go through the second traffic light in Lyndhurst; that light is immediately after the right turn.) Stay to your left as the road splits: the left branch continues as the A337 and the right branch becomes the A35 heading westbound. You will not be on the A337 for very long; the turn to Foxlease is soon on your right (to the West) after the one-way system and is signposted.

By train: The nearest railway station is in Brockenhurst, a straight shoot three miles south down the A337. There are direct links to London Waterloo (Southwest Trains) and Manchester (Cross Country Trains), as well as points in between. For the Heathrow rail connection, take the bus from Heathrow to Woking, then switch to Southwest Trains to Brockenhurst.

By bus: National Express busses stop in Lyndhurst town centre.

By air: The nearest airports are Southampton (Flybe has flights to various SCA locations, such as Hanover, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Frankfurt and Amsterdam) and Bournemouth (some flights to Dublin and other locations). Southampton Airport is 17 miles from site. Heathrow Airport, with flights to more cities, is 77 miles away.  National Express operate routes to Lyndhurst from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

We are working on providing rides to/from Brockenhurst Station, Lyndhurst town centre (for National Express) and Southampton Airport for a small fee. More details will be available soon.