Tournament Results 1927

The 227th Recorded Meeting in the 255th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Lancaster, Lancashire
on the 5th day of September 1927

Lancaster 5th September 1927

Be it remembered that on this day thirteen Gentlemen Archers assembled on the ground of the John O’Gaunt’s Bowmen, Springfield Park, Lancaster to compete for the Antient Scorton Arrow and be it remembered that this was the first time in the history of the Antient Arrow that the meeting took place outside the County of Yorkshire as allowed by the resolution passed in 1925.

Be it remembered that shooting commenced at 11am & continued for two hours : & two hours in the afternoon.

Be it also remembered that this day Col J Aspinall Turner, North Lonsdale Archers with his eleventh arrow was the first archer to pierce the target in the Gold, and so became Captain and holder of the Antient Scorton Arrow.

Be it also remembered that Mr A F Hardy Royal Toxophilite Society with his fifteenth arrow was the first archer to pierce the target in the Red and thus became the Lieutenant and holder of the Silver Bugle.

Be it also remembered that luncheon was partaken at the Kings Arms and the usual bottle of wine was provided by the new Captain.

Be it also remembered that the expenses of the Meeting according to custom amounting to £6-2-0 were divided amongst the Archers.

Be it remembered also the Prizes were presented by Mrs J T Sanderson to whom a hearty vote of thanks was passed.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowCol J A Turner
Silver Bugle and LieutenancyMr A F Hardy
Gold Medal and Captain of NumbersCol J A Turner
Gold Medal for Highest ScoreMr E E Mann
Antient Horn SpoonMr E E Mann
Silver Cup and Sweepstake for Best GoldDr P F Mannix
Sweepstake for Most GoldsMr J T Sanderson,
Col J A Turner
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreMr P E McEvoy
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsMr P E McEvoy
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldMr P E McEvoy


The Antient Silver Arrow