Madle longbow

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Madle longbow

Postby ron f » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:43 pm

I have just found an old yew bow stamped Madle Frith st London. Can anyone give me any information about this bowyer especially when he was in business. Also would anyone have any details of where the Log Hut archers from Brighton had their shooting ground.

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Re: Madle longbow

Postby David Sterling » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:42 am

Just checked "A Catalogue of Archery Clubs & Societies in the United Kingdom 1537 - 1939" and note that the club is listed but without any real information. The source of this information was "Archery" by H. J. B. Hancock, London, 1866. Obviously, the society must of existed around this time. :smile:
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Re: Madle longbow

Postby buemaker » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:58 am


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Re: Madle longbow

Postby ron f » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:11 pm

I'm afraid mines had a much harder life - it came from a boot fair and is missing its top knock but thanks for the info at least I know what it should look like.

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Re: Madle longbow

Postby David Sterling » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 pm

The Log Hut Archers of Sussex are also listed on page 47 of "The Archer's Register" under "England & Wales List of Existing Societies" for the year 1866-67, but, again, no further information is provided.
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Re: Madle longbow

Postby ron f » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:32 pm

Thanks David, I think my next step is the Sussex records office

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Re: Madle longbow

Postby David Sterling » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:21 pm

Good luck and, if you don't mind, let us know if you find out anything -- Hugh Soar and I will include pertinent information in "A Catalogue of Archery Clubs & Societies in the UK". Thanks!
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