“Get a life, kid, get a life”
Did you know that there are about 39 mini figures in, on and around this structure? I say ‘about’ because I’ve still not dressed the two old builders on the back roof and there’s a couple of figures I’m working on for the kitchen – (once I’d prepped the bread maker the kitchen looked lopsided so another small one is to be added I think.)
I couldn’t believe it was so many, but I did a roll call and there they were, or almost.
The idea was to make some sort of chart of which folk are connected; which ones live in the Hall and where they sleep and who the other others are and what they’re doing there. And 39 it was.
A busy household at a festive time
There’s the main family, the Riddinglys and two others, the Padgets and the deVanders, with family groupings amongst the workers too.
The current Master of the guild is Thomas Riddingly and his uncle Matthew was Master before him. Thomas’s parents also live in Hogepotche, and Matthew is visiting at the moment. Thomas has one daughter, Catherine who is widowed and she and her three children live here with the parents and grandparents.
(for John and Jane see The 1616 inhabitants and From mirror to room
for Thomas and Mary and also Faith see The jobs that time forgot and
A life of their own
for Catherine and Susannah see Woman and child
and for Catherine’s daughters and mother-in-law see The red-headed sisters and
Posh caller from the Low Countries
For many of the other featured folk they can be found in The ins and outs, and postings under the Great Hall and Great Hall extension menus on the ground floor of Hogepotche Hall
Other visitors are Thomas’s sister, Faith and a gossiping neighbour (Philippa Butler) and Catherine’s mother-in-law, Isobel, who has brought her other grandchildren, Will and Susannah with her.
The daily workers in Hogepotche Hall
The clerks can each been found either in the committee rooms of the upper Great Hall or the reception office of the Hall just off the Porch, whilst the other men and the first skivvy are in the Great Hall or the Porch, the middle girl is in the girl’s bedroom and the bucket chucker can be found at
Picking up the box lid wall
Missing from the gallery
The unclothed bread maker in the kitchen and a fireside skivvy yet to be assembled, let alone dressed.
On the roof
The builders can be found mostly at Using the roof as a room setting
And on the street
And the street scenes can be found in and around
Just a little more drying time
More stats for you: there are eight dogs and, at the moment, seven cats but there’s another on the way possibly. There are numerous birds in and on the building and a few hens with chicks near the kitchen. A small village in and of itself?
I think I’ve been consistent in naming throughout and I’ve tested the links. Hope it works for you 😉
Ah, reality, where art thou? Oh, there you are. Not so good eh? Back to the little people possibly?