Archers get into Agin­court spirit

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

A DAY of tra­di­tional archery took place in the grounds of God­in­ton House on Satur­day. Mem­bers of the pub­lic were in­vited to have a go at fir­ing the long­bow by the Fra­ter­nity of St Ge­orge, whose mem­bers keep the spirit of Agin­court alive by hold­ing reg­u­lar shoots. Nick Sandford, man­ager of God­in­ton House, said: “The aim was to en­cour­age peo­ple who have never done it be­fore to have a go. “The tar­gets are marks on the ground which are heraldic sym­bols dat­ing back to the 13th and 14th cen­turies.” Ses­sions were held through­out the af­ter­noon.

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Brian Mooy­aart helps the new archers with their tech­nique. The day was or­gan­ised by the Fra­ter­nity of St Ge­orge


Peo­ple of all ages had a go


Brian Mooy­aart takes aim with his long­bow


Ash­ley Read pre­pares to fire his ar­row

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