Tournament Results 1955

The 274th Recorded Meeting in the 283rd year of
The Society of Archers
held at Leeds, Yorkshire
on Saturday the 18th day of June 1955

Leeds 18th June 1955

The above photograph was kindly received in December 2008 from Ron Ashworth of Kingston, Ontario, Canada – 53 years since the picture was taken.

The picture shows John Hatton (Captain 1955) with the Antient Silver Arrow which he had taken along to another competition (hence the reason for lady archers in the picture).

On the left are Audrey and Frank Turton of Torrisholme, Lancaster and on the right Sheila and Ron.

Ron tells me they had recently formed the Loyne Archers Club in Lancaster and were rightly proud of one of their members winning the coverted ‘Scorton Arrow’.

Be it hereby recorded that on this day 62 Archers assembled on the ground at Roundhay Park on the occasion of the 247th meeting of the Society to compete for the Ancient Silver Arrow and other Prizes.

Shooting commenced at 10.45 in warm sunshine & perfect shooting weather prevailed throughout the competition.

Be it ever remembered that in the first end the inner Gold was twice pierced, each with their first arrow by Mr F Miles & more centrally by Mr J A G Hatton (Loyne Archers) who thereby became Captain Elect.

Also in the first end Mr A Dobson (Bronte Archers) did pierce the Red most centrally & thus became Lieutenant and holder of the Silver Bugle.

After luncheon the minutes of the previous Meeting were read, confirmed & duly signed.

Be it remembered that a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the Judge Mr P Grigsby & to Mr G Collinson the Chief Scorer, his assistants & all whose assistance had contributed to the success of the meeting.

Shooting continued for a further two hours in the afternoon at the conclusion of which the prizes were gracefully presented by the Lady Paramount, Lady Croysdale to whom a vote of thanks and three hearty cheers were accorded by the Company.

Be it remembered that seven dozen & eight arrows were shot at this most enjoyable meeting.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowJohn A G Hatton
Lieutenant of the ArrowA Dobson
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteN Atkinson
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreR Hill
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsC V Connell
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldL Bainbridge
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersR Hill
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreH Suthers
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingG Corlett
Competition JudgeP Grigsby


The Antient Silver Arrow