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Joint Shoot between the Bowyers' and the Fletchers', Wednesday 16th July 2014

Liveryman Christian Major showing his talent as a fine shot at the Tower.

At 6pm on the beautiful summers evening of July 16th 30 Fletchers' and 30 Bowyers' gathered to contest for the annual awarding of the Governor's Trophy in the West Moat of HM Tower of London.

With Pimm's and canapés to accompany the keenly fought archery contest over the next one and half hours the Bowyers' emerged triumphant narrowly regaining the Trophy last held in 2012.

Supper followed in the Mess of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers where after speeches by both the Master Fletcher and Master Bowyer Mr. John Brown, Deputy Governor of the Tower, presented the Trophy to the Master Bowyer.

Later the party witnessed the Ceremony of the Keys, the traditional locking up of the Tower a ceremony that has taken place without fail every night for the past 700 years. The particular ceremony on Thursday was unique in as much as it was carried out by soldiers from the Canadian Army based in Quebec.

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