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Midsummer Metrics - 30 June 2024

While Terry sanded the containers, a few of us participated in our Midsummer shoot.  Metric for a change.  The little bit of drizzle didn't dampen spirits.

BAC_Midsummer2024.pdf
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Nearly New Year Fun Shoot - 31 December 2023

12_NearlyNewYearShoot2023.pdf
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Christmas Fun Shoot - 10 December 2023

11_BACChristmasFunShoot2023.pdf
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Arnhem - Remembrance Sunday - 12 November 2023

 

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae (1915)

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

10_BAC_Arnhem_results2023.pdf
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Agincourt Clout - 22 October 2023

A very warm day for the clout.

2023 Agincourt Clout.pdf
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Club Championship - 17 September 2023

9_BAC_Champs2023.pdf
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The Armfield/Hunte Shoot - 6 August 2023

A lovely day to remember our friends.

8_BAC_ArmfieldHunte2023.pdf
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Regina - 9 July 2023

The rain stayed away and Jameel's field set up was a great success.

6_BAC_Regina2023.pdf
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Fun Field Shoot (Dammartin Tribute) - 25 June 2023

A hot day for our shoot but we shot the targets from the shade of the trees which kept the temperatures down.

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Midsummer Western - 11 June 2023

An extremely hot day for the Midsummer Shoot.

4_BAC_Midsummer2023.pdf
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Coronation Shoot - 7 May 2023

3_BAC_Coronation2023.pdf
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Easter Warwick - 9 April 2023

BAC_EasterWarwicks2023.pdf
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George Gard Clout - 12 March 2023

2_BAC_GeorgeGardClout2023.pdf
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Valentine's Day National - 12 February 2023

1_BAC_Valentine2023.pdf
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Arnhem - 13 November 2022

For Armistice Day, a traditional Dutch round.

BAC_Arnhem_results2022.pdf
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Agincourt Clout & Jean Armfield Memorial - 30 October 2022

In memory of Jean and other absent friends we shot three arrows before the clout. The day started wet but cleared up halfway through.

Agincourt Clout 2022 & Jean Armfield Memorial
2022 Agincourt Clout.pdf
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JEAN ARMFIELD

23 May 1943-19 July 2022

It is with very great sadness that we bid farewell to Jean Armfield.  She has gone to her happy hunting grounds, full of her beloved bears, cats and all the other wildlife and plants she loved.

 

It’s so difficult to put into words anything that will do justice to Jean.  She was so many things to so many people.  This is just a small token of who she was.

 

Jean was a member of BAC for over 20 years starting off at the Sidcup ground and she carried on shooting into her 70s.  Longbow of course.  Jean was a very fine field archer, excelling at the differing distances.  Jean was part of the Bromley contingent that used to travel to France to compete in the annual field archery competition – shooting and having fun.  She liked to use her Franglais every so often to correspond with some of us. The French were confused by the spelling of her name and thought she was a man until they met her!  She did compete and often came back with prizes.

 

Jean played a huge part in running the club.  She kept a large and thriving junior club going for many years, giving the youngsters a gentle, guiding hand.  A number of them went on to represent the club at the London Youth Games (held annually) competing against other junior archers.  Jean also gave the older members the benefit of her experience, “Hold your longbow like you would a suitcase!”  Advice I have never forgotten.

 

She used to feed the foxes and crows at the club ground.  The crows hung around in the early morning waiting for their sausages or the odd sandwich cast off!  Jean was well known for having several breakfasts and the local wildlife population benefitted from that.  Jean always said there are pixies and fairies at the club ground. Evidence of that is in the fairy rings that appear after it rains.  She was known to do a rain dance if we needed it.

 

Jean was on the committee for many years not only running the junior club but also managing the membership lists and renewals.  It was often an onerous task organising the fees and paperwork for what was at one time nearly 150 members.  At times she could be heard muttering, “Bluddy (sic) men!”

 

We could always count on her for catering duties at club shoots.  She used to cook up a storm to feed the masses, spending many hours at the stove beforehand and organising everyone.  Jean’s nocturnal wanderings would have been an advantage when getting things finished.  She used to send emails in the wee small hours to some of us about any random thing that sprang to mind.  She was a prolific correspondent and had email pals all over the place.  Jean cared about people and liked to keep in touch to make sure we were all OK.

 

Her love of bears (les ours) was well known to everyone that knew her and some of her favourites (Grizz and Oz) used to accompany her on various adventures with Eric.  Jean loved gardening and used to help out in the grounds where she and Eric lived.  She was also a very keen knitter and knitted an exciting variety of things including, more recently, a Robin Hood for George’s birthday.  Her imagination ran riot and she was always up to something.

 

Jean has left a great void in Eric’s life and in the life of Bromley Archery Club.  We will never forget her but wherever she is I've no doubt she will be accompanied by bears.

 

Rest in peace Jean.  We love and miss you.

252 Rounds - June 2022

Ed Stoppard - 100 yards

Ed Stoppard - 80 yards

Stelios Andreou - 80 yards

 

Well done guys!!

Stelios Andreou, Bowman - June 2022

Congratulations to Stelios who has achieved Bowman status.

Queen's Jubilee Fun Field Shoot - 5 June 2022

An overcast day but some great shooting and a fun day at the club to celebrate HM the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

2022 Queen's Jubilee Fun Field Shoot
2022 Queen's Jubilee Field Shoot.pdf
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Ed Stoppard, Bowman - April 2022

Congratulations to Ed who has achieved Bowman status. 

Easter Fun Clout - 17 April 2022

This was the first time we have shot together as a (small) group since the restrictions and the weather couldn't have been better.  We hope that as the weather keeps improving more club members will return to the field

Easter Fun Clout 2022
2022 Easter Clout.pdf
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ROBIN HUNTE

22 October 1949 - 14 January 2021

It is with deepest sadness that we say farewell to one of our wonderful members.

 

Robin joined the club on 29 September 2002.  He became our Treasurer in 2005, making sure the books were always balanced and accounts paid on time.  He took care of uniform requirements for the members so that we all had the right gear to look good on the shooting line.

 

Robin was always there to give advice to new and old members, spending much of his time as a coach and part of the training team.  He was one of our main organisers, getting involved with pretty much everything.  Not only did he help with our club but he also helped people outside as a digital eagle.

 

He was able to fit in his own archery time, shooting longbow, and doing very well at our competition clouts.  Robin was one of the intrepid archers who ventured to foreign shores to shoot.  He made it to France and Holland a number of times.  On one infamous occasion, at a roundabout in France, all three cars of our convoy each took a separate exit in a 'starburst' fashion.  It took hours to reconvene, Robin having taken a more scenic and lengthy route!  Robin also made a name for himself drinking Jagerbombs during evening relaxtion at an annual shoot in Holland, and waking up late looking much the worse for wear!

 

Robin was very proud of being part of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony in the Industrial Revolution segment.  We all sat glued to our sets trying to spot him.

 

Robin will be remembered fondly for usually turning up late.  But if he said he was going to be somewhere he would be ... eventually.  He will be remembered for his even temperament, except when he got annoyed ... footballers on our field and various other little niggles.  He will be remembered for being one of the tallest members of the club.  He will be remembered for his black and white dinosaur hat which made an appearance on special occasions, and his homemade medieval garb.  He will also be remembered for his kindness, gentleness and thoughtfulness.

 

Rest in peace dear Robin.  We love and miss you.

Christmas gathering - 13 December

We had a small get together during archery to celebrate the coming of Christmas.  The numbers were few but those gathered were cheery and glad to be out on a damp day surrounded by the muddy field.

Happy Birthday George - 16 August 2020

A very belated birthday celebration for George due to the pandemic. It should have been April but better late than never.

George Gard Clout - 8 March 2020
2_BAC_GeorgeGardClout2020.pdf
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Valentines Day - 1 March 2020
It finally happened after some terrible weather on the previous weekends.
1_BAC_Valentine2020.pdf
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CLAA Postal Shoot - 2019-2020

Gent Barebow 1st - Andy Barham

Lady Longbow 1st - Helen Jeory

Bah Humbug Clout - 8 December 2019
11_BAC_ChristmasClout2019.pdf
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Medieval Society Bowmen Christmas Shoot - 1 December

It was a chilly day for an informal field shoot in Kent comprising 20 festively decorated 3D targets.  

 

Helen Jeory - 2nd Longbow Lady

Arnhem - 10 November 2019
10_BAC_Arnhem_results2019.pdf
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Agincourt Clout - 6 October 2019
9_BAC_AgincourtClout_2019.pdf
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Club Championship - 8 September 2019
8_BAC_Championship2019.pdf
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Allington Castle White Friars, 50th Anniversary Shoot - 18 August

Against the glorious backdrop of the privately owned Allington Castle, competitors were shooting various nine dozen rounds.  After the first dozen the heavens opened and torrential rain soaked those with no wet weather gear for next two dozen.  This resulted in some competitors leaving.  The rain hampered shooting but it stopped at lunchtime and the rest of the day was largely warm and sunny.  The assembled company was mostly good natured and we made some new friends and came away with two medal prizes including a specially engraved anniversary glass.

 

Helen Jeory - 1st Longbow Lady, Albion

Tom Williams - 3rd Barebow Gent, St George

Leaves Green Ind Coope - 11 August

A great result for the Bromley Barebow Team in this afternoon tournament.  Shooting a Long Western against some very difficult competiton, they won the team prize.  In addition, two of the team won individual medals.

 

 

 

 

 

1st Barebow Team – Andy Barham, Jameel Mahmood, Tom Williams

Andy Barham – 2nd Barebow Gent

Tom Williams – 3rd Barebow Gent

Southampton Record Status Clout - 4 August

A very serious clout competition where attendant archers are normally avid clouters.  Some travel the length and breadth of the country to compete. Scoring is traditional, into a clout circle.  Tom competed as the only traditional barebow competing and was awarded the prize in recognition that the bow type is becoming more prevelant.  Both achieved white Tassel awards.

 

Tom Williams – 1st Traditional Barebow, 180 yards

Andy Barham – White Tassel Barebow, 180 yards

Tom Williams – White Tassel Traditional Barebow, 180 yards

Ron Palmer Tribute Clout - 28 July 2019
7_BAC_RPC2019.pdf
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Bridge Woods Summer Field Shoot - 28 July

Shooting at 3D animals at unmarked distances from about 20 yards up to 60+ yards, through bushes and round trees.  Tom was shooting in the traditional bow hunter class (any bow shot off a bow shelf using metal arrows), and won joint First place.

 

Tom Williams – Joint 1st Barebow Gent

Regina - 21 July 2019
6_BAC_Regina2019.pdf
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Aquarius Archers, Longbow & Barebow Western - 20 July

Most uncommon for our lot to venture north but four of us went to East Finchley and had a fantastic day.  Aquarius shoots on top of a reservoir with some amazing views and a very friendly and welcoming bunch of archers.  This was a fun day and many attendees dressed up in medieval garb with the Sheriff of Rottingham leading proceedings.  He handed out groat fines for minor infractions or just because he felt like it.  The weather was interesting with some heavy, squally rain showers and a variable wind.  At the end there were some fun shoot offs at pictures of Errol Flynn as Robin Hood and gold H2Hs for the Sheriff’s weighty purse.  Andy managed to get down to the third of the H2H (only two places were awarded).  A brilliant time had by everyone and our archers shot very well, including Tom who beat at least one Master Bowman.

 

Helen Jeory – 1st Longbow Lady

Tom Williams – 2nd Barebow Gent

Andy Barham & Tom Williams – 2nd Barebow Team

Best Blue – Helen Jeory

Worst White – Jameel Mahmood

LPA Grand Knight's Challenge – 14 July 2019

A day of fun and excellent shooting.  Of note was Andy Barham’s triple in the crow atop the pole.  He also hit the knight on horseback with three arrows all within inches of each other at the collarbone.

After an absence of some months with a wrist problem, Emma Barham was back in fighting form to take the barebow ladies prize.

Bromley’s attendance was good and everyone enjoyed the day.

Emma Barham – 1st Lady Barebow

Tom Williams – 1st Gent Barebow

Andy Barham – 2nd Gent Barebow

Andy Barham – special prize for 3 in the crow

Helen Jeory – 3rd Lady Longbow (unrewarded)

Kent Archery Association, WA70 – 7 July

WA 70 round with head to head for medal places.  Tom beat fierce competition to win the bronze medal in a final one arrow shoot off.

 

Tom Williams – 3rd Gent Barebow

That's Not A Longbow - 30 June 2019
5_BAC_ThatsNotALongbow2019.pdf
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Allington Castle, Sir Thomas Wyatt Tournament – 22 & 23 June 2019

Success again for the two BAC members who attended, shooting the double York.  Very close scores at the end of the weekend.

Tom Williams - Double Round Winner Gents Barebow

Andy Barham - Double Round Runner Up Gents Barebow

 

Tom Williams - 2nd Gents Barebow Sunday

Andy Barham - 3rd Gents Barebow Saturday

Andy Barham - 3rd Gents Barebow Sunday

Midsummer Shoot - 16 June 2019
4_BAC_Midsummer_2019.pdf
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Fox Archers Open Shoot – 2 June 2019

A steaming hot day for Fox’s nine dozen, open shoot.  There was some variable wind to ruffle the flags atop the targets which sent some of our arrows off course and even knocked some of the untethered scopes flying.  (Shame!)  Missing arrows kicked up the dust from the dry ground as they went skidding off to the nether end of the field!

 

An enjoyable shoot, at a beautiful venue with some very pleasant company.

 

Helen Jeory - 1st Lady Longbow Albion

Tom Williams - 1st Gents Barebow St George

Andy Barham - 2nd Gents Barebow St George (unrewarded) 

LPA Crecy Clout – 28 April 2019

After an absence of three years, the Eltham College buildings and ground were back from some major renovations.  Always a popular shoot, the Crecy Clout was well attended, including seven of Bromley’s archers.

 The compound was at the opposite end of where we normally shoot; but the Black knight was ever present in the middle of the compound with various attendant knights and shields on the ground.  Although the day started off bright enough, part way through the morning it drizzled and there was a persistent strong side wind.  This did not stop the archers continuing their battle against the French!

 At the end of the day, four of our archers won places on the podium.  Helen also won a flamingo in the raffle which was donated to Steve’s dog!

 

Andy Barham - 1st Gent Barebow, 180 yards

Steve Cheeseman - Runner-up Gent Barebow, 180 yards

Helen Jeory - Runner-up Lady Longbow, 140 yards

Dylan Barham - 1st Junior Barebow, 100 yards

Tonbridge Archers 41st Birthday Shoot – 28 April 2019

A thoroughly enjoyable day in spite of strong wind at the longer distances and a bit of rain part way through.  Our three intrepid archers shot the St George round and made some new friends. Lunch was included and food after the shoot, with a birthday cake celebrating the club's age.

 

Helen Jeory – 1st Lady Longbow

Tom Williams - 1st Gent Barebow 

Andy Barham - 2nd Gent Barebow

Easter Clout - 21 April 2019
3_BAC_EasterClout2019.pdf
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Crystal Palace Bowmen Record Status and Rose Award Tournament – 14 April 2019

We should have known it would be a difficult day when it snowed upon our arrival at the ground.  The wind did not stop all day and blew strongly across the targets, sending arrows sideways.  Considering how difficult conditions were the archers did well to finish.

 

Helen Jeory – York, 1st Lady Longbow

Swan Spring Shoot – 7 April 2019

A foggy and soggy day out in Swanley with persistent drizzle throughout the shoot (a Western).  Five Bromley Archers attended, three of whom achieved medal status.

 

Helen Jeory - 1st Lady Longbow

Tom Williams - 2nd Barebow Gent

Andy Barham - 3rd Barebow Gent 

Whitehill Archers – 23 & 24 March 2019

The first day of the competition was a metric WA70, where Andy and Tom shot well but were up against more experienced archers. However, on the second day Tom triumphed in the St George round coming second.

 

Tom Williams - 2nd Barebow Gent

 

George Gard Clout, 24 March 2018

George Gard Clout - 24 April 2019
2_BAC_GeorgeGardClout2019.pdf
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The Sheds – end of February 2019

A team of Bromley archers painted the sheds and tidied the main equipment container.  It makes a big difference.  Please keep things tidy!

Valentines Day - 10 Feb 2019
1_BAC_Valentine2019.pdf
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