Archery and Jousting

It’s been a very wet weekend here, which was a real shame because there were some big shows going on in our area. The Three Counties show was on at Malvern, a big agricultural show, which usually attracts large crowds. I didn’t go to Malvern though because the archery club I am a member of were running a Have-a-Go at a fate being held at Leek Wootton  Golf Course.

We had trouble setting up because there was a gale blowing across the Golf course. We needed to put up a backstop net to stop the arrows ending up in the lake that was behind the spot we’d been allocated. After some head scratching and a lot of attaching of ropes we managed to strap it down.

Large crowds had been expected, but unfortunately, what with the wind and the almost continuous rain the numbers were no where near as good as they’d hoped. Despite this we had a steady trickle of people and did reasonable well considering the weather.

As the day wore on the rain got heavier and heavier and we were all grateful for our new marque!




Even though the rain was hammering down people still kept drifting   over to have a go.









The highlight of the fate was a display by the Knights of Middle England who gallantly put on two shows despite the weather and the dwindling crowds. They were as entertaining as always, demonstrating tent pegging, jousting  and fooling around making everyone laugh.
















It wasn’t a bad day even though we all got a bit soggy and everything’s going to need drying out now!

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  1. Ryan Holmes

     /  June 21, 2012

    Too frigging cool. I want to go. Those are two of my favorite things.

    • It was amazing how many people kept coming back for more goes at the archery even in the torrential rain! I really love archery it is really good fun 🙂 The jousting display was very entertaining! There is a place not too far from where I live where you can go and have a go at Jousting and other medieval sports, It’s on my list of things to do!


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