Tournament Results 1964

The 256th Recorded Meeting in the 292nd year of
The Society of Archers
held at Harrogate, Yorkshire
on Saturday the 30th day of May 1964

Harrogate 30th May 1964

It is hereby recorded that on the 30th day of May, 1964, on the West Park Stray, Harrogate, forty-two archers assembled according to custom to compete for the Ancient Scorton Silver Arrow and other prizes. The weather was fine, sunny and very warm with a light breeze.

In the first end Mr J Crockett pierced the red with both arrows, one of which was adjudged to be more central than the red shot by Mr W Marshall in the same end. The Lieutenancy was awarded to Mr Crockett but as he, with his seventh arrow, pierced the inner gold, he became Captain of the Arrow and relinquished the Lieutenancy to Mr Marshall.

Shooting continued for two hours when lunch was taken in the Clarendon Hotel, followed by the annual meeting.

Apologies for absence were received from Mr L Bellinger (Lieutenant), Mr J Yates and Mr D Hill, also, be it remembered, the absence of Mr Jack Flinton was regretted by all assembled. Past Lieutenant Mr A Dobson deputised for Mr Bellinger.

Be it remembered that following the suggestion made by Past Captain Mr S S Henderson, it is duly recorded here that the original Scorton Arrow parchment of 1673 is now in the custody of the Archives Department at the County Hall, Northallerton, having been treated for its preservation.

The Captain proposed a toast to the Captain-Elect, Mr J Crockett, complimenting him on his success at his first Scorton meeting.

Mr Ben Hird was called upon to toast the Society and the Arrow. He gave the company an interesting account of his recent activities to discover further facts about the origin of the Arrow.

Immediate past Captain Mr D Holt proposed a toast to the Captain, thanking him on behalf of the Company for the excellent arrangements (including the weather!).

Before closing the meeting the Captain expressed a wish to record a number of acknowledgements for facilities, equipment and service which had made possible such a wonderful day.

Be it remembered, therefore, that the Society’s gratitude was accorded the following:-

Harrogate Corporation.
Bradford & District.
Electricity Recreation Club.
Bradelec Archers.
Huddersfield Archers.
Leeds Archers.
Mr Alan Burras – Judge.
Mr D Thompson – Recorder.
Mrs G Biglands.
Miss H Charlesworth.
Mrs A Dobson.
Mrs K Jennings.
Mrs F Robinson and Mrs J Wadsworth – Scorers.
Messrs G Biglands and G Jennings – Stewards.

Finally, the Captain paid tribute to his wife for her valuable assistance, also for accepting the role of Lady Paramount and graciously presenting the prizes as recorded hereunder:-


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowJ R Crockett
Lieutenant of the ArrowW Marshall
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteR M Crees
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreD Gunson
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsL Canetti
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldR M Crees
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersL Canetti
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreD Gunson
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingR M Crees
Competition JudgeA Burras


The Antient Silver Arrow