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Bowyers' Longbow Day 27th July 2008

The winners with the Master

Sunday the 27th July 2008 was a lovely warm day, which made the annual Longbow Day a most enjoyable event.

Two Bowyer Freemen were competing: Richard Head and Alan Rogers and they all performed creditably. It was marvellous to see that they were wearing their Freemen's Badges and ties with pride.

The Ladies shot the Double National Round, sometimes I am told referred to as the Derby round, which is a 6 dozen round, shot at 60 yards (4 dozen arrows): 50 Yards (2 dozen arrows). There were sadly only 11 competitors and the winners were:

After the competition the party enjoyed an excellent tea of sandwiches, scones (with strawberries and cream) and cake.The Gentlemen shot the York round, which is a 12 dozen round, shot at 100 yards (6 dozen arrows), 80 yards (4 dozen arrows), 50 yards (2 dozen arrows). The results were:

Highest Score: The Bowyers Plate - Ann Shooter
Most Hits: The Ballenden Coaster - Roz Smith
Most Golds: The Seaton Goblet - Maureen Reed

Highest Score: The Bowyers Plate - Dickey Summers
Most Hits: The Hardy Coaster - Keith Calder
Most Golds: The Seaton Goblet - Brian Dickson

After which the new Master Mr Peter Harrow made a short speech thanking all concerned before presenting the prizes.

The Gentlemens firing line

Richard and Lindsey Head

Gathering for tea

Bowyers at tea

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