Who are we?

Gordon Hannington

Gordon has over a decade of experience of working and instructing as a historical interpreter, in heritage crafts and in the outdoor industry.
He has been working with traditional materials such as horn and leather for many years and is passionate to share his skills and experiences with others and keep these wonderful heritage crafts alive. He is also a storyteller and travels up and down the country to events to perform.

Gordon is also one of the instructing team at The Historical Combat Company and is training to be a stunt man for Film and Television and is currently undergoing The British Action Academy's Warrior Master-class training course. He studies HEMA (historical european martial arts) particularly Longsword and sword and shield. He has also begun training with the Scottish National Team for IMCF, a full contact sport - Historical Medieval Battle. Currently in his "spare" time Gordon is learning to manufacture his own steel armour and is also training to becopme a personal trainer.

In his younger days Gordon served in the Territorial Army as a Royal Engineer and was lucky enough to travel extensively around Europe and further afield in Africa, Nepal and the Antipodean. He is also a keen kayaker, climber, snowboarder, mountain biker and mountaineer.

Gordon's Qualifications:

BAA Warrior Master-class Phase 3 trained
Mountain Leader Award
Rock Climbing Instructor Award
MBLA Trail Cycle Leader trained
Wilderness First Aid Certified
Emergency First Aid at Work Certified
UKCC Level 1 Canoe and Kayak Coach

Lily Oak Hannington

Lily is a Reiki Master and the creator of www.hedge-witchery.com, a collection of sites dedicated to an Anglo-Saxon form of witchcraft. She has penned shorter creative pieces of writing and also contributed historical, paranormal, pagan and witchcraft related articles for various sites, magazines and e-zines. 

As well as being a published author, she has guided meditations available on iTunes, and other download sites. She leads courses and workshops throughout the UK as well as on-line on a number of topics from divination techniques, to living in sync with the moon. 
She is also involved with university interfaith work and the work of the Pagan Federation.

Lily also manages The Historical Combat Company works as part of the display team and is also training on BAA Warrior Master-class program.

Lily's Qualifications:

Reiki level 1
Reiki level 2
Reiki Master
IIHHT Massage Cert.
IIHHT Indian Head Massage Diploma
IIHHT Aromatherapy Diploma
BAA Warrior Master-class Phase 1