Hi Jingle, Destiny and all.
Or not so young in my case Destiny, nor in King Arthur's and that of some others of the original Newbury Veterans!
But yes we do have very many young members and a wide spread of 'types'. :)
Warband is shorthand for The Loyal Arthurian Warband, an order of very eco active Druids and other Pagans, the nucleus of whom came together during the massive Newbury Bypass protest and also around the fight to regain free access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice celebrations after the Wicked Witch Thatcher banned them and sealed off the area with an illegal 'exclusion zone'.
This fifteen year long continuous outrage we and in particular our Chosen Chief, King Arthur Pendragon and Rollo Maughling of the Glastonbury Order fought against has now finally been defeated in the courts and access is now regained, with major changes at 'the Henge' planned to improve and extend the public's rights whilst still preserving the site.
You'll find our message board here:-
And there is also our main website with extensive info about the history of the Warband, our 'battle honours' from our various campaigns, our structure, aims, links and alliances etc. However, at present the message board is only just coming back on line following upgrading and some sections are still in need of work and are shut down from time to time, it is about eighty percent operational though. The main website however is also being extensively revamped and currently is off line, but will be back soon with a groovy new look and more features and updates.
Currently the 'holding page' is here:-
The Warband is also a 'proper' Order not simply an eco protest organisation and is very active when looked at from a ritual context, performing regular open rituals along with many other Orders and Covens and other types of Pagans etc at Stonehenge.
Also for many years along with The Glastonbury , The Cotswold and other Druid Orders like Tim Sebastian's Secular Order of Druids, based in the beautiful city of Bath we've been helping run the large 'Wheel of the Year' open rituals which are a complete eightfold cycle of ceremonies at the great stone circle of Avebury in Wiltshire, which is so large it partially surrounds the village and has a pub in the middle!
This set of rituals along with all the numerous Wiccan and various other Pagan ceremonies that happen there regularly make the Avebury complex the largest 'fully operational' Pagan Temple in Britain and probably Europe or the World for that matter.
This is a link to a fantastic website with extensive info wonderful wallpapers, photos, maps, drawing, archaeological details, archive material, you name it about Avebury. Including the great early 'modern Druid revivalist William Stukeley's fantastic work that he did there.
Anyway, hope you and some others find this info useful, sorry the main Warband website is 'down' at present but we'll be back soon with a bang!
Meanwhile the Avebury site I posted is a fantastic resource and should be enough to keep any Druid happy for days and the Warband's message board is largely working and is set up the same as here, so guests can read posts, but you need to register to reply or start a new topic.
Be aware however when visiting the Warband message board that whilst it is friendly it has a very different ethos and attitude to many other Pagan boards and the odd swear word can pop up used as emphasis, but whilst not in any way racist or sexist we can be 'forthright' and political. Also we do not do 'fluffy', but Bitchcraft is not tolerated!