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Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Manufacture
Topic: Arrow manufacture
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: Arrow manufacture

There is some info in Hugh's book Straight and True - some of which is from a very old tome which is actually about heraldry, but in which the author moves on from the charges on escutcheons to details of these items in real life. It is a difficult tome (and I use that word advisedly) to get hold of...
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Serious questions
Topic: Ancient Greek shooting position
Replies: 5
Views: 6239

Re: Ancient Greek shooting position

I am putting a short piece in the next Arrowhead on this subject, as I cannot equate the kneeling positions of various statues (or reproductions of statues) with the report of Herodotus on how "the natives" shot their bows.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Robert Hardy dies
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Robert Hardy dies

Robert Hardy CBE- known to his friends as Tim - was famous for a myriad of appearances in films, TV and on stage. He was also well known for the work he did with the archery artefacts of the Tudor warship Mary Rose . His first book "Longbow" was, at the time, the definitive book on the sub...
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Recreation
Topic: Royal Edinburgh Archers?
Replies: 1
Views: 3120

Re: Royal Edinburgh Archers?

Ron - I am so sorry that no-one has answered your query. I can tell you that this WAS an alternative name for the Royal Company, You can find a great deal about the Company and it's names in our "Archery Societies and Clubs " booklet. Your button was almost certainly for un-dress use, as t...
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Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: USA member dies
Replies: 1
Views: 2104

USA member dies

Members will be sad to learn that contributor Dave Sterling has died following a long battle with cancer. Dave was instrumental in researching and creating the index of archery clubs, in collaboration with Hugh. He loved to collect books, prints and magazines - all of which contributed to his wealth...
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Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Bows/arrows
Topic: Medieval longbow covered grips?
Replies: 3
Views: 4787

Re: Medieval longbow covered grips?

Odd isn't it. You would have thought that they might have had a bit of leather binding for the lower classes and the army, and perhaps something a bit smarter - velour perhaps - for the posh people. It would be interesting to research at what period they did start using a covering for the grip - but...
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Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Books, Prints & Manuscripts
Topic: More book bargains.
Replies: 1
Views: 2404

More book bargains.

Two iconic books now available for the cost of postage.

1) The Bow by Gad Rausing - a real classic. slightly damaged

2) Bibliography of Archery by Fred Lake.

Please get in touch quickly before they go.

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Replies: 0
Views: 2547

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday 4th March 2017 Please do not arrive before 10.a.m. for coffee at 10.30 Meeting commences at 11.a.m. Please collect your new membership card as you arrive, as a means of identification Minutes for last year (2017) the Agenda and booking form are included in the January ...
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Next Arrowhead
Replies: 0
Views: 1920

Next Arrowhead

Dear members all Short items and snippets of news are the lifeblood of our little booklet. It is unfair to expect a news booklet brimming with amusing and exciting articles if they all have to be done by the Editor Our next issue will be after the August meeting, so please scout around and see if yo...
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Bows/arrows
Topic: Medieval longbow covered grips?
Replies: 3
Views: 4787

Re: Medieval longbow covered grips?

John - off the top of my head I cannot think of any, and nor can Hugh... Although he thinks that those of the nobility might well have had a covering. We will bear this in mind, however.

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Books, Prints & Manuscripts
Topic: Great bargains
Replies: 0
Views: 2127

Great bargains

Manchester Museum is disposing of the last of its book stock and other items at knock down prices. Last chance. e-mail me soonest if you would like a list and order form.

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Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Sad loss
Replies: 0
Views: 2253

Sad loss

Once again I am sorry to have to report the loss of another stalwart member. Mr Ken Arton - who was until last year our revered President - has died after a long period in hospital. Well known in wider archery circles, he will be missed by many. There are no close family members known to us. Adminis...
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Forum changes
Replies: 0
Views: 2029

Forum changes

Hello everybody I hope you are not too put out by the sudden change. We have been updated to the latest version and the colour scheme has not yet been sorted out. However I think you will find that most other things are much the same.

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Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Serious questions
Topic: Ancient Greek shooting position
Replies: 5
Views: 6239

Re: Ancient Greek shooting position

Stephen, I am afraid your image was nowhere to be found; however I think we are all aware of the stance to which you refer - and you are right, it is a puzzle. Having said that there are many stances throughout history which to our eyes look decidedly odd. One which comes to mind appeared (I think) ...
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: lost member
Replies: 0
Views: 3394

lost member

Is anyone in touch with Metin Ates in Turkey? His latest copy of the Arrowhead was returned. The address we has used was slightly different to the one on his website "Turkish Archery" but since all other Arrowheads arrived with him we now wonder if he has moved. I have e-mailed him using t...

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