One of the earliest references to our branch is a Map of proposed Canton (PDF) showing SCA boundaries in Maine, 3-14-2013. Otto Gottlieb also created a Google Earth (ProposedCanton.KML) file with a better map that day, but technical issues prevent it from being copied from Wyndriche’s unofficial Facebook group. He noted that “The area between Belgrade and Vassalboro is Augusta and [thus] part of Malagentia.”, i.e. it just seems like a gap in our borders but belongs to a totally different branch of the SCA.
Links to meeting notes & other files are at bottom of this page.
Welcome to the Canton of Wyndriche, a branch of the SCA under the East Kingdom’s Barony of Endewearde. For many years residents in the southern region of the Barony of Endewearde had expressed interest in forming a distinct group that could work together to bring more opportunities for participation in this medieval hobby of ours known as the Society for Creative Anachronism. During the summer of 2013 the incipient Canton of Wyndriche was formed as a smaller SCA branch within the Barony of Endewearde’s borders.
The device for the incipient Canton of Wyndriche uses a field division to symbolize the rolling hills that comprise the local landscape. The colors, tower and laurel all show fealty and participation in the Barony of Endewearde.
The heraldic device for the Canton of Wyndriche is registered under the SCA Ordinary and Armorial as follows:
Wyndriche, Canton of
This branch-name was registered in April of 2014 (via the East Kingdom).
The following device associated with this name was registered in April of 2014 (via the East): Sable, a tower argent within a laurel wreath, a base indented Or.
Fyi: our branch was granted permission to use Wyndriche despite a sound conflict with the dormant College of WindReach, by the Barony of the Middle Marches which managed that college of the SCA.
For more about the name Wyndriche, see Origins of EK Place Names.
The first official place for Wyndriche was on Yahoo! groups, which were discontinued in December of 2020. Tiny bit of content saved here 20200826 . WayBack Machine (aka internet archive) was unable to save these groups due to issues including potential doxxing. Data breach of Yahoo! during 2012-2016 included our group.
Some historical tidbits about our members:
Sir Cedric of Thanet got elevated to the Order of the Pelican on Dec 13, 2020, at the Fourth Ethereal Court of the Consules, Tindal & Alberic. Unfortunately for us, he moved to the Kingdom of Atlantia shortly after becoming a Pelican. He is a founding member of the Canton of Wyndriche, and our first Seneschal. As our Thrown Weapons Marshal, he provided instruction & hosted many TW practice sessions. Vivant, Syr Cedric!
Business meeting Notes, and other organizational files:
Wyndriche Timeline 7-20-16 (spreadsheet, .xlsx)
Medieval Garb Workshop – The Fitted Dress & Tunic on 9-19-15 … included the following 4 items. Drafting Sleeves via Lorenzo’s Workshop, A curved-front seam fitting method for a bust-supportive dress by La cotte simple, Making a dress from your bust-supportive bodice pattern by La cotte simple, and ikat bag: Subtleties in Drafting: Sleeves by Leir .
HowTo: Easy Shield Painting by Thomas de Marr on 4-29-14
Some proposed names (.Docx file) from May 1, 2013, for the Canton that became Wyndriche