Our Busy Bowyer Summer
Archery Expertise at Burnham
First class archery skills were on show at the Royal Tox in Burnham, where on July 4 we awarded the Bowyers' Prize Day medals for modern bows, and on July 26 the Bowyers' trophies for Longbow Day. Photographs from both days can be seen on the website under 'Activities'.
More Skills Needed at the Tower
Our annual Archery Shoot at the Tower of London with the Fletchers' Company on July 14 was enjoyable as ever, but the Fletchers were clear winners this year. An account of it written as a school project by Annie Goddard of the Glazier family (Ben's niece) may be downloaded under 'Activities'.
Livery Dinner at Brewers' Hall
Over 40 were present at a convivial Bowyer members' black-tie dinner on July 23 in the attractive modern setting of Brewers' Hall. At the prior Court meeting, Christopher Parr (pictured left) and ComdSM Paul Muckle (pictured right) were warmly welcomed into the Freedom of the Company.
Crecy and Agincourt Battlefields July 24-25
On a damp July Friday morning a party of 24 Bowyers and guests gathered for a two-day trip to the scenes of the historic longbow triumphs of Crecy and Agincourt. It being the morning after the Bowyers' summer Livery Dinner, the smooth coach ride from London and calm crossing from Dover on the P&O Ferry were most welcome. Our overnight destination was Montreuil, a lovely medieval walled town fairly near both the Crecy and Agincourt battlefields, which some had seen before on previous Bowyer trips, but for many was a first visit. (To read more and see the photos, click here.)