Tournament Results 1888

The 198th Recorded Meeting in the 216th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Northallerton, Yorkshire
on the 31st day of August 1888

From left to right: Mr T T S Metcalfe (Royal Toxophilites)., Mr P S Nevile (St Wilfrids)., Mr J Foster (John o’Gaunts)., Mr Swarbrick (Richmond Archers)., Mr A Newall (Royal Toxophilites)., Dr Edgar (North Ribblesdale)., Dr Hitchcock (York Archers)., Captain Stackhouse ( John o’Gaunts)., Mr G G Phillips (St Wilfrids)., The Rev. Canon Owen (St Wilfrids).
Dr Edgar appears to be wearing the Thirsk Insignia Belt and holding the Scorton Arrow.

Northallerton 31st August 1888

Pursuant to advertisement in the Yorkshire Herald, the 227th (its should have read 228th) Annual Meeting to shoot for the Ancient Silver Arrow was held on the ground of the North Ribblesdale Archers.

The day was fine and very hot and not unfavourable to good shooting. Eleven Archers faced the targets and Be it Remembered that five of these, of Ye Grene Companye, Shipley, made their first appearance at a public meet. One of these, Mr B Hird scored the first gold at the third end, therebye winning the Silver Arrow & Captaincy for the ensuing year. Dr Edgar, Settle scored the first red, in the second dozen & secured the Silver Bugle & Lieutenancy.

In all fourteen dozen arrows were shot.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowDr Edgar
Lieutenant of the ArrowMr A Newall
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteMr J Foster
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreMr P S Neville
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsMr J Foster
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldDr Edgar
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersMr Newall
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreMr T T S Metcalfe
Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingDr Edgar
Competition JudgeRev Canon Owen (St. Wilfrids)


The Antient Silver Arrow