"Ah the ancient town of Colchester, once time home of the Romans and currently home town of the League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen which you may join by clicking on this facebook link. I do believe they have a meet up once a month in a…"
"My dear Mr. Mobbs,
What part of the glorious county of Essex are you from ? If you are near to Cambridge you may be interested in the forthcoming Annual event that is to take place there on Saturday the 14th June ~ just a mere two weeks hence. ~…"
My name is Tony from the sunny UK , I have an admiration towards the weird and yet strangely wonderful world off steam . I'm looking for advice wisdom and direction in this world, as I'm currently looking at getting an industrial styled tattoo. I'm hoping I can make friends and acquaintances in this interest.
hope to speak to speak to you all soon
keep the cogs turning!!
lee Jarvis B.1781 in Ireland emigrated to England on a small fishing boat in 1795 to join the British army . once there i made my way to the recruitment office where i lied about my age ,then i went for basic training then in 1797
almost as soon as i had passed my basic training i was called upon to go as part of a unit to go rescue lieutenant James cook when he was taken as a hostage when he went to visit the natives of Africa ,when two of his security detail failed to return after the designated window. so we went to the coast of Africa using one of the royal navy ships where we were dispatched as a group of 10. but after walking through the jungle following the tracks left by the natives. 3 of our group got ill and could not go on and 3 got caught by deadly traps left by the natives and one of them was our sergeant so lost and alone myself and 3 other lads decided that we were to carry on with the rescue.
After about 2 days worth of walking we came to a clearing where we saw a group of about 6 sentries so we split up and took out the guards quietly using our bayonets . after about 5 minutes all the sentries were dead and we then made our way to the hut that we could hear lieutenants cooks voice and we grabbed him and started to walk him out of the jungle where we eventually got back to the beach we arrived on but our boat was missing, however we could see a row boat in the distance coming our way with the British flag. it was our rescue party because we too also missed our window/ as the boat got nearer we saw it was commodore horatio nelson. as they got to the beach an arrow came and hit lieutenant cook in the back. we quickly got him in the row boat and back to commodore nelsons ship but sadly he later died of his injuries. but i was then called into commodore nelsons cabin where i got field promoted to corporal and it was to be official once we got back to the UK.
after about 6 weeks we eventually got back to Bristol. we were set to go on leave i was about to leave but was called into major hawkes office so we could make my promotion official . as i left his office to head to the main gate i heard a musket shot go off from the south side of the camp. I ran over there and saw that there was an armada flying the French flag moored up just off the coast of Bristol. and small row boats coming into land.
we later found out that they were part of the French revolutionary force .
i was involved in some street fighting around the Bristol area with a few men when i was shot in the shoulder by a French musket ,it knocked me down and the French left me for dead.
after what seemed a life time i was found by a mechanic who took me to his house nearby where his wife who was a nurse at the local hospital . i awoke with my right arm missing. he said he would help me with my recovery , he said he has been looking into robotics i thought he was crazy when he was talking about using cogs and metal. i thought about it and decided to take him up on this as it would allow me use of my arm again. after a month we travelled around Europe together where he gave talks about this robotics he told me about.
we started to work on my arm together after about a year we completed my new arm and we decided that we shall travel around and present this to everyone everywhere. after traveling around England and then America for the next couple of years. We met a load of other scientists and "tinkerers" in the same field.
However we decided to part ways he headed back to his home in Bristol, and i made my way to London .where i have since started to loose sight in my right eye.so with what i learnt when i was with the mechanic i started work on a robotic eye. it took about 3 months to complete but it gave me sight back limited but i could see better. I was walking around trying to find employment but with my "freak show " of a limb and my bad eyesight no one would employ me.
So i made my way over to a local tavern where i over heard a group of men at the bar talking about some good paying jobs coming up they saw me eavesdropping on their conversation and they came over and told me about them being in the "airship liberation industry" and asked if i would be interested in joining the crew so now i work as part of a liberation crew at the tender age of 23 .
Ah the ancient town of Colchester, once time home of the Romans and currently home town of the League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen which you may join by clicking on this facebook link. I do believe they have a meet up once a month in a public house near the railway station for refreshing beverages and banter...
In fact there are loads of British Steampunk groups on facebook ~ enjoy......
What part of the glorious county of Essex are you from ? If you are near to Cambridge you may be interested in the forthcoming Annual event that is to take place there on Saturday the 14th June ~ just a mere two weeks hence. ~ Please take a look at my page and seek more details should you have a mind to enjoy one of the biggest events in our location.
At least you remember your first steampunk moment. I do not, but I think mine involved a one page mention in the back of a cheesy 'how-to-draw-fantasy-anime"...possibly. Its funny you mentioned steam music, that's the one thing I've been meaning to look around for and keep forgetting!
Greetings and Salutations my dear fellow, a most warm welcome to the Empire from another dweller of these most British Isles, please do come and join us at The Great British Steampunk Society, to be found in the groups section.