Forthcoming Bowyer Events: (All bookable now)  | 'Water Music 300' Champagne Supper on the Thames, Mon 17 July, Westminster Pier  | Bowyers Longbow Day, Sun 30 July, Royal Toxophilite Society, Burnham  | Agincourt Banquet, Wed 18 Oct, Tallow Chandlers' Hall  | Poitiers Supper, Mon 6 Nov, Bangers Bar & Grill    Forthcoming City Events:  | Election of Lord Mayor, Fri 29 Sep, Guildhall

Bowyers' Prize Day 1 July

On the sunny Saturday afternoon of 1 July, the Master was pleased to present the Bowyers' Prize Day Medals at the Royal Toxophilite Society's Archery Lodge in Burnham, to the gentlemen's and ladies' winners and runners-up in the categories of recurve and compound bows.

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Mercian Regiment at Crich

Each year on the first Sunday in July a Pilgrimage and Service is held at the Mercian Regiment's War Memorial, the tower on Crich Hill in Derbyshire, where members of the Regiment, both old and new, gather to pay their respects and meet up with comrades.

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City of London Freedoms

Bowyer Freeman Aarif Kassam and Bowyer Freeman Mark Benstead both received the Freedom of the City recently at the Guildhall.

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Bowyers' Prize Day 1 July

On the sunny Saturday afternoon of 1 July, the Master was pleased to present the Bowyers' Prize Day Medals at the Royal Toxophilite Society's Archery Lodge in Burnham, to the gentlemen's and ladies' winners and runners-up in the categories of recurve and compound bows.

The event is an invitational to champion archers from all over the country, and a very high-quality entry was achieved this year by the Tox's new Event Organiser, Gemma Underwood. The Master is pictured here awarding a silver medal to Olympic poster-girl Amy Oliver, who had brought her very proud grandfather down from Yorkshire to watch - an archer himself who had always wanted to visit the Royal Tox.

The winners were Naomi Folkard in Ladies' Recurve (with Amy 2nd), John Shales in Gents' Recurve, Lucy O'Sullivan in Ladies' Compound and Richard Kerr in Gents' Compound.

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Mercian Regiment at Crich

Each year on the first Sunday in July a Pilgrimage and Service is held at the Mercian Regiment's War Memorial, the tower on Crich Hill in Derbyshire, where members of the Regiment, both old and new, gather to pay their respects and meet up with comrades. It was originally the memorial of the antecedent Sherwood Foresters' Regiment, but has since been adopted by the whole current-day Mercian Regiment. Ceremonies such as this touch the soul of a regiment, and Crich attracts not only a large military gathering but also a large civic representation. As the Regiment's livery company affiliate we are invited to lay one of the wreaths at the ceremony, a duty undertaken this year by Bowyer Liveryman Simon Linford.

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City of London Freedoms

On 3 July Bowyer Freeman Aarif Kassam was delighted to receive his Freedom of the City of London, supported by the Master and Renter Warden as his sponsors, in a relaxed ceremony conducted in Guildhall by Murray Craig, the Clerk to the Chamberlain's Court.

Three days later Bowyer Freeman Mark Benstead was equally delighted to receive his Freedom of the City in Guildhall too, accompanied by his sponsors, Myles Archibald and Maj Gen Andrew Sharpe. They both look pretty stiff in the photo, but it is reliably reported that some unwinding duly took place shortly afterwards.

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About the Bowyers

The Worshipful Company of Bowyers is one of the older and smaller of the City of London's livery companies. We celebrate our piece of history, we work hard at our charitable activity, and we provide a convivial sociable environment that keeps our members engaged... Find out more

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