"Bellwood Archives" photos offer glimpse of early Midrealm and Calontir history

Sir William of Bellwood has posted the first volume in a multi-volume cycle of photo albums from the early days of the Middle Kingdom and the Kingdom of Calontir. SCA life in Illinois and eastern Missouri is portrayed in photos dating back as far as 1976.

Sir William has been scanning his film photos for publication on a web site, and now has the first volume of albums available. Eight albums, from January 1976 through February 1977, recall events held in Three Rivers (modernly St. Louis, Missouri, and now part of Calontir) as well as those in what is now the western and southern Midrealm, including Illinois and Kentucky. HRM Michael of Boarshaven was King at the time, and he appears in several photos taken at a fighter practice.