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ARCHERY EVENT FOR NEPAL: Sunday 27th September, Shackleford, England
70 archers, representing 5 countries, gathered for this multi-event organised to raise funds for the people of Nepal. Rebuilding will continue for many years after the April 2015 earthquake has left the headlines, and while this fund is small, we are sure that the resourceful Nepalese will make every penny count.
The day was enjoyed greatly -not least because of the sunshine, and the company of 20 Nepalese archers from a local club made the day special.
So far a fund of over £1000 has been gathered and once all promised donations have been received, we intend to find a local community in need of assistance, and we will eventually report progress here.

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This shoot was held together with Longbow Heritage and Everest Archery Club.
The generosity of all was heartwarming. The Nepalese archers brought food and arrows to sell, and taught archers the rules of Nepalese competition. In return, the Nepalese enjoyed SPTA's clout, wand, popinjay,speed shooting and the trap ('pie-flinger') and 'fluflu in the bin' as well as a field archery course set out by Longbow Heritage.

ABOVE: Some of the participants with the Nepalese target
BELOW: at the end of the day, many of the 70 archers who attended gathered to record a very special day

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SPTA organised a group visit to the Mary Rose Museum after the 2015 St Georges shoot -including a talk about the ship and her crew.

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NEWS UPDATED 5 MAY 2016
NEXT SHOOT: 14 AUGUST 2016:KYRTON/SPTA CREAM TEA SHOOT Nr Tiverton Devon. Form available soon

REBUILDING OF NEPALESE SCHOOL: FUND HAS NOW RAISED OVER £2000!

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PRESIDENT HECTOR COLE MADE AN MBE in 2015 Honours list!
We are now proud to be associated with
Koryvantes: association of Greek historical studies

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Ashmolean Archery Day 27th July 2013:
Our team worked hard all day at this event, which was part of the Museum's archaeology week. Few people know that the museum has some of the earliest collected bows in the UK (if not the world) unfortunately these aren't on display at present.

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Displays of traditional bows and arrows, including 140lb warbows, bowmaking, Turkish archery and lectures on bows through the ages.

140 lb warbow Top Left: a visitor tries his hand, while right: Mark makes it look easy

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