New village seat is on target

Fiona Hurwood-Foster, chairman of Scorton village council, on the new bench with Frank Newbould, senior past captain of the arrow and winner at Scorton in 1951, along with members of The Society of Archers. (S)

Fiona Hurwood-Foster, chairman of Scorton village council, on the new bench with Frank Newbould, senior past captain of the arrow and winner at Scorton in 1951, along with members of The Society of Archers. (S)

0
Have your say

A commemorative seat has been presented by The Society of Archers to Scorton village marking a 300-year association.

The Antient Silver Arrow is the world’s longest established and oldest recorded sporting event, dating back to 1673 and was first shot for in Scorton village,

The Society of Archers was formed at the first meeting of the Ancient Silver Arrow Competition, to maintain target archery, the skill of which was largely in decline following the English Civil War.

The competition has con tinued annually since 1673 except in periods of war and celebrated its tri-centenary shoot in 2008 with guest of honour The Rt Honourable William Hague MP.

Members of The Society of Archers met on the green at the village to present the garden seat marking the three centuries since the first competition.