When can I join?



Thank you to Wendy Lancaster for this photo of us at Cattows Farm

Who can join?

Almost anybody, but if you are under 18 years old you must join with an adult.

I'm only 17, can I still take part?

As long as you are at least 16 years old, and have the consent of a parent or guardian, then you can take part in our battles.

But I'm only 15, what can I do?

Battlefields are dangerous places, so you must be at least 16 years old to go on the field. However, you can still join, and take part in organised training sessions with other people your age so that you are ready to go from your sixteenth birthday! The Sealed Knot apprentices meet at every Major Muster.

How much does it cost to join?

From £31 for the entire year if you are under 24 years old, £39 as an individual (or single parent family) and £59 for entire year for two adults and their children. Half-year fees are available from July 1st and are £21 to £41 for individuals and families respectively.

But you can also join for a single weekend event for much less if you want to try it first, £10 to £15 as appropriate.

How do I join?

You can download an application form from our Join Us! page  and send it with your joining fee to Wendy Jones, our regimental Adjutant (her contact details can be found here on our Contact Us page,)  If you want to find out more before you decide to join, contact Kate. for a friendly chat about us and the hobby.

Do I have to come to every muster?

No, you are under no pressure to come to every muster - this is your hobby to enjoy and whilst you will find that some members are definite regulars who get to as much as they possibly can, others have work commitments or can't manage musters which involve long distance travelling.

How much will my equipment cost?

When you first join, absolutely nothing for your 17th century kit, but you will need to provide your own camping gear. We will loan you whatever 17th century costume and equipment you need to get started, but you will be expected to get more and more of your own kit once you realise how much you enjoy the Sealed Knot.