Hello Fellow Archerombies,
Hope you are having a fantastic week.
Not much on the notice front this week so I will look for something on
Peter Mc [?]
*[SQAS Archery] Results for member distribution*
*File that I received has been corrupted. Will have to chase down. Results
from Indooe 5/3/2014*
Please distribute to your members.
Archery Trivia A Bit of History
The first known organised archery competition in England was held at
Finsbury, in 1583 and included 3000 participants!
Stone arrowheads have been found dating back to the Stone Age (50,000 BC).
The recurve bow is thought to have been invented by the Assyrians (c.1200
St Sebastian (280 AD) is the patron saint of archers.
Henry I (1135 AD) proclaimed that an archer could be absolved of murder if
he killed a man during archery practise, but only if he first shouted
‘Fast’ (meaning Stand Fast). Today we shout ‘Fast’ to the archer, not the
Battle of Crecy, 1346 AD. Edward III of England and his archers defeat the
French by keeping their flax bowstrings dry under their hats. Thought to be
the origin of the phrase ‘keep it under your hat’.
James II, King of Scotland (1457 AD) bans football and golf as they
interfere with archery practise.
Edward IV, King of England (1477 AD) bans cricket as it is interfering with
compulsory archery practice.
The ‘Antient Scorton Arrow’
tournament was founded in Yorkshire in 1673 AD and is still held to this