Tournament Results 1984

The 276th Recorded Meeting in the 312th year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Luddenden Foot, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
on the 26th day of May 1984

The Clerks Report

Be it recorded that at 10.15 o’clock on the 26th May 1984 at the butts of the White Rose Archers the Lieutenant sounded the Bugle to summon the Gentlemen present. The Captain welcomed those present and recorded that there were 91 Gentlemen shooting this day which is the highest number to be at a meeting in the history of the Society. The Judge, Mr W G Aldred reminded the gentlemen of the rules of the Society and shooting commenced at 10.30 o’clock with the Captain and Lieutenant being first to shoot.

The first item of note was the piercing of the Red in the first end by Mr John Owens, thereby becoming the Lieutenant Elect and holder of the Silver Bugle for the ensuing year. The second item of note was the piercing of the inner gold in the third end by Mr Barry Norbury, thereby becoming the Captain Elect and holder of the Antient Scorton Arrow for the ensuing year. Shooting continued for two hours in pleasant weather after which the Captain and Gentlemen retired to Kershaw House for luncheon and to hold the 276th recorded meeting of the Society.

Shooting recommenced after luncheon for a further two hours in a happy and pleasant manner whereafter the Gentlemen retired for tea and presentation of the Trophies and Prizes by the Captain’s Lady, Mrs Anne Noblet. Closing the meeting the Captain thanked the Scorers, Judge, Clerk and all who had helped for their invaluable assistance.

Collected for the poor of the Parish £18.07.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowB Norbury
Lieutenant of the ArrowJ C Owens
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteN M Brooke
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowP C Ellis
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowG F Thorley
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreG Penman
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsC J Duck
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldS Broadbent
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersG Penman
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreC J Duck
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingS Broadbent
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldS Broadbent
Second BestJ L Hough
Third BestB Norbury
Most GoldsC Hanson
Second MostP Davies
Third MostA Robinson


Entered but did not shoot:
K Jackson, E Mullet, J Odd, J A Ellison, A F Powell, E Schofield, A R C Turner, A Thornley
Marie Nixon, Sue Thornber, Jean Meth-Cohn, Jean Thomas, Alma Gardener, Anne Noblet, Vera Foster, Anne Bretan. Judge: W G Aldred

Minutes of the 1984 Meeting

Following the customary Loyal Toast and Toasts to The Arrow and Society and to the Captain Elect – Lieutenant Elect, the Captain caused the Minutes of the 275th recorded meeting to be read by the Lieutenant.

There were no matters arising. The Clerk gave the apologies for absence from past Captain Bill Wales, Robert Hardy, Michael Aliston, John Odd and son, Alan Thorley and Alan Turner.

Her Majesty’s reply to our address of Loyal greetings sent during the 1983 meeting was read and the Clerk explained the use of Interflora to convey our loyal wishes, today, in the absence of the telegram service.

The loss of equipment by the Woodmen of Arden by theft was much regretted and the Gentlemen were asked to give any assistance possible.

A motion was received suggesting the introduction of the whole of the Gold for Longbowmen and a reduced Black spot for curley bows as a target for the arrows but this was heavily defeated.

It was moved and agreed that the definition of a longbow should be that laid down by the British Longbow Society with the added premise that horn nochs were acceptable. It was further agreed that self nochs were acceptable.

The Captain closed the Meeting with the Society’s thanks and appreciation to the White Rose Archers and their ladies for their kind and invaluable assistance with the field.

The Antient Silver Arrow