Tournament Results 1990

The 282nd Recorded Meeting in the 318th year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Easingwold, North Yorkshire
on the 26th day of May 1990

The Clerks Report

Be it recorded that 117 Gentlemen met at Easingwold in the 318th year of the Society and shooting commenced with the Captain and Lieutenant defending their titles. The Lieutenant was successful in retaining the Bugle with a fine shot into the Red. The Gentlemen then followed and to the great pleasure of all present, John Geldard, a longbowman, struck the inner Gold at the first end, becoming the Captain-Elect.

Luncheon was taken after two hours and the Annual Meeting of the Society then followed. A further two hours shooting in the afternoon in very pleasant weather concluded the meeting. Tea was taken and the Arrow and Trophies were presented by the Captain’s Lady.

To the Poor of the Parish £42.00


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowJohn Geldard
Lieutenant of the ArrowStephen Williams
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteGordon Hill
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowD C Ellis
The Alain Holt Ladle for Highest Score, LongbowPhil Parr
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreNoel Lawrence
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsA Hayes
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldC Hope
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersNoel Lawrence
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreE Tindall
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingE Hardman
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldE Hardman
Second BestA Neal
Third BestP Davies
Most GoldsNoel Lawrence
Second MostE Tindall
Third MostE Hardman


We also had the pleasure of the company of:
R Pointing, J Suckley, F Duffy, John Odd (Snr), John Odd (Jnr).
On the line 116 Gentlemen and one other – of these 72 carried the longbow.

Minutes of the 1990 Meeting

The Captain invited the Lieutenant to read the Minutes of the 281st Meeting, from which there were no matters arising. Apologies had been received from Colin Read, Harry Grace, Sam Brock, Alain Holt, John Crockett, Roland Dartnell, Bill Wales and Geoff Gaunt. We record, with regret, the death of Jack Percival, of Scarborough.

The Clerk read the gracious reply from HM the Queen to our loyal message. It was noted that the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire was considering an approach on our behalf to HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, to become Patron of the Society.

The taxman was reported to have dealt with us kindly regarding the Reserve Fund which stands at £700.67.

The appointment of George Penman by the Council of Captains as Deputy Clerk to the Society was confirmed with acclaim. Gifts in support of the Reserve Fund included a Parker pen, a voucher from Mary Howis, an engraved plate from the host Club, and wine. It was agreed that these should be raffled. The gift of Volume V1 from Frank Newbould was received with great appreciation.

There being no further matters the Captain closed the Meeting at 2.55pm.


The Antient Silver Arrow