Tournament Results 1938

The 238th Recorded Meeting in the 266th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Springfield Park, Lancaster
on the 10th day of September 1938

Rev. B Lloyd-Wilson, Sam Smith, Col. J Aspinall-Turner, W H Thorpe,
John Yates (Capt.), Tom Kelly, John Phillips, Jack Flinton, Col. A Porritt

Springfield Park, Lancaster 10th September 1938

Be it remembered that ten Gentlemen Archers assembled on the ground of John O’Gaunt’s Bowmen in Springfield Park, Lancaster to compete for the Antient Scorton Arrow and other trophies, this being the 266th year and the 238th recorded meeting of the Society.

Having drawn lots pursuant to custom, shooting commenced at 11 o’clock in the forenoon in beautiful weather and continued for two hours before and two hours after luncheon. Each Archer shot eleven dozen arrows. At the second end Mr J W Phillips, Col J Aspinall-Turner and the Rev B D Lloyd-Wilson each pierced the red and the latter’s arrow being adjudged the one nearest the centre he became Lieutenant and holder of the Silver Bugle.

Mr John Yates of the Pendle and Samlesbury Bowmen pierced the gold with his first arrow at the third end and became holder of the Antient Scorton Arrow and Captain for the ensuing year.

Luncheon was seved in a marquee on the ground and wine of an excellent vintage was provided by Mr T K Kelly the outgoing Captain.

The annual meeting of the society was held after luncheon when the minutes of the last meeting were read, confirmed and signed. According to custom the expenses of the meeting were shared by the Archers present.

A silver salver was presented by the Archers to Mr Arthur Parker of Settle, who from 1898 to 1936 acted as scorer to the Society. Owing to the high scoring it was necessary to make two additional calls amounting to three shillings and sixpence from each archer to provide the pool with the necessary funds.

Hearty votes of thanks were accorded to Mrs C J Smith the wife of the International Long Distance Champion Archer of the World for presenting the prizes, to the John O’Gaunts Bowmen for the use of their ground and to Mr W G Knowles for acting as scorer.

So ended a very happy and pleasant meeting.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowJohn Yates
Lieutenant of the ArrowRev. B D Lloyd-Wilson
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteRev. B D Lloyd-Wilson
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreJohn Flinton
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsMr W H Thorpe
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldMr T K Kelly
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersMr C J Smith
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreRev. B D Lloyd-Wilson
Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingMr J W Phillips
Competition JudgeMr C J Smith & John Yates


The Antient Silver Arrow