Tournament Results 1926

The 226th Recorded Meeting in the 254th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Settle, North Yorkshire
on the 8th day of September 1926

Settle 8th September 1926

Be it remembered that on this day eleven gentlemen archers assembled on the ground of the North Ribblesdale Archers at Settle to compete for the Scorton Arrow. Shooting commenced at 10.54 am

Be it remembered that this day Mr J T Sanderson, John O’Gaunts Bowmen, with his seventh arrow and at the fourth end, was the first archer to pierce the target in the Gold and so became Captain and holder of the Antient Silver Arrow, and that Dr P F Mannix, John O’Gaunts Bowmen, the holder of the Captaincy and Antient Silver Arrow for 1925 with his fourth arrow and at the second end, was the first to pierce the target in the Red, and thus became Lieutenant and holder of the Silver Bugle.

Be it also remembered that at the conclusion of the luncheon which was held at the Ashfield Hotel, Settle, the minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed and the Lieutenant reported that notice of the alteration of the resolution passed in 1869 proposed at last years meeting had been duly inserted in the Yorkshire Herald together with the notice of this year’s meeting.

Major R E Stuart then proposed and Mr P McEvoy seconded that this meeting do confirm the resolution passed at last year’s meeting namely ‘that the resolution passed in 1869 with regard to the place of Meeting shall be altered to read ‘and any part of Yorkshire and Lancashire’. This resolution was passed unanimously by the Archers present.

Be it also remembered that on the proposition of Colonel J A Turner seconded by Mr T R Satterthwaite it was unanimously agreed that each Archer present not being a member of the North Ribblesdale Archers, should contribute the sum of five shillings, and that the Captain, with the sum thus collected, which amounted to
£2-10-0, should obtain a replica of the Antient Horn Spoon or other suitable token, and present the same to the North Ribblesdale Archers as a prize to be annually contested for by members of their club and as a small recognition of the generous hospitality shown by them to the Scorton Arrow Meeting.

Be it also remembered that according to custom the expenses of the Meeting amounting to £6-3-5 viz:-Luncheon £4-3-5, Scorer £1-0-0, Groundsman £1-0-0, were equally divided amongst the Archers.

The prizes were presented by Mrs Edgar and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to her and to the members of the North Ribblesdale Archers for the use of their ground and for so kindly entertaining the Bowmen to tea.

Mr P McEvoy, who was unfortunately prevented from shooting owing to injuries to his arm, again acted as Judge at this Meeting.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowMr J T Sanderson
Silver Bugle and LieutenancyDr P F Mannix
Gold Medal and Captain of NumbersDr P F Mannix
Gold Medal for Highest ScoreMr A F Hardy
Antient Horn SpoonMr A F Hardy
Silver Cup and Sweepstake for Best GoldMr A F Hardy
Sweepstake for Most GoldsDr P F Mannix
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreMaj R E Stuart
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsMaj R E Stuart
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldMaj R E Stuart


The Antient Silver Arrow