A Lone Wolf, Going it Alone

Along with my band of Merry Men. I bring you juicy tidbit tidings from the club of Castle Moat and Folkestone Bowmen

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Saltwood Castle Longbow Shoot 19 August 2012

All loaded up and ready to go on the Saturday, I just had the simple job of picking up Malc, Boggy Marsh and Alan B on route and Sunday’s fun could begin.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Sacre bleu

Further to Sunday's shoot from the tower, an onlooker was overheard offering this top tip:
"If Castle Moat and Folkestone Longbowers (stick chuckers) are defending a castle you are attacking, wear a multicoloured, circular-patterned hat with the predominent colours being gold, red and blue. Avoid black and white as they sometimes hit this colour, but on no account wear green as this will be fatal."

Monday, 20 August 2012

I've got the (baby, baby), trad longbow blu-ues

Imagine the scene: Saltwood Castle. A hot and humid Sunday morning, with a longbow shoot taking place in the moat. The camera pans across the archers then up into the trees and zooms in on... a sheep.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

CM&FB's Open Tournament 2012

As organiser I was growing more and more concerned as the tournament drew near that there would not be enough people taking part. The uptake from outside clubs had been incredibly slow (only two entries at the time of the committee meeting a couple of weeks before).

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Is that a target I see before me?

That's not a target you've shot through, that's a tape measure.

No. It's a tape measure. How can you confuse this with a target? Oh yeah. They both have yellow on them.


Monday, 13 August 2012

After the tournament has ended

So by all accounts Castle Moat's Open Tournament was a success. I wouldn't know as me and the Merry Men were hiding out behind the barbeque trying to score some bacon sarnies. It would have worked too had Friar 'Belly Buster' Tuck not decided to get in there first, leaving us only a few crumbs and the greasy waft of a used griddle.