Tournament Results 1982

The 274th Recorded Meeting in the 310th year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Scorton, North Yorkshire
on the 29th day of May 1982

The Clerks Report

Be it ever remembered that the 274th recorded meeting of the Society was opened by the sounding of the Lieutenant’s Bugle. The Captain, Bud Broughton and the Lieutenant, Gordon Foster opened the shooting on a cloudless, warm day.

The first item of note was the piercing of the Inner Gold by Barry Norbury, who thus became Captain-Elect, and the second item of note was the piercing of the Red by Jim Melvin who became Lieutenant for the ensuing year, both at the first end!

Shooting continued until two hours had elapsed, then luncheon was taken, followed by the Annual Meeting of the Society. At the close of the day’s shooting, tea was taken, 8 trophies were awarded by the Captain’s Lady Mrs Jean Broughton.

Collection for the Poor of the Parish £17.18


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowB Norbury
Lieutenant of the ArrowJ Melvin
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteM Reynolds
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowM Ellis
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowS Patterson
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreP Liley
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsC Rees
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldP G Walsh
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersO Meth-Cohn
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreB Patterson
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingP G Walsh
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldP G Walsh
Second BestA Robinson
Third BestP Beck
Most GoldsO Meth-Cohn
Second MostP davies
Third MostC A Johnson


Entered but did not shoot
M Bristow, J Chichester-Constable, T Dawson.
Judge: E Chattaway

Minutes of the 1982 Meeting

The Loyal Toast was followed by toasts to the Arrow and the Society. The minutes of the 273rd Meeting were read and accepted, and duly signed bythe Captain.

Apologies were received from S Henderson, W Kirk, A Holt, W Wales and R Hardy.

The Clerk reported that accounts still stood at £28.42

A moment’s silence was observed for the pasing of Jack Flinton, and it was agreed to make an entry in Volume V of the Society’s Records in his honour.

Mr Anthony Wood was welcomed as Master of the WorshipfulCompany of Bowyers, and as a Past Captain (1949) commented on the changes. Lengthy discussion led to agreement that the Clerk refer the matter to the Council of Captains

The Antient Silver Arrow