Rattle Up, My Boys

rumb-front-coverSullivan’s Sword is proud to count Georgia Stone amongst its number. Georgia is the daughter of Trevor Stone (1939 – 2009), a keen longsword dancer and archivist who amassed a large collection of longsword related ephemera, hundreds of hours of films, audio and photographs. Much of this material was exhibited at Cecil Sharp House in 2013. The exhibition was closed in January 2014, but a video relating to it can still be viewed on Youtube by clicking the image on the left.

Trevor was one of the foremost supporters and promoters of longsword dancing in Britain, as well as being personally involved with Sullivan’s Sword in the 1980s by running a workshop for us – read more on our History page. One of his many achievements was to be founder and editor of Rattle Up, My Boys, a publication dedicated to longsword dancing which is now available on subscription from Jeff Lawson. Trevor also authored a book of the same name, which explores the history of Longsword dancing.

Trevor’s wife Elaine and family have very kindly given their permission for an electronic version of that book to be posted on our site, free of any copyright restrictions. You may therefore download your own copy of the book here.