Flights, Feathers and Beats. On Sunday 22nd May you can find us at Herstmonceux Castle for this annual event. Pay the usual low entry price, bring a picnic and come and experience Archery, Falconry & sword fighting whilst listening to the rousing sound of Stix Drummers.
May 28th & 29th 2016.
This is a three day event, however if you wish to see the archery competition that is only on the Saturday & Sunday. Michelham Bowmen organize a lovely Medieval & Living History event - and this is one of our the best events to attend. So much so, we recommend our Novice members try. Simple, Friendly and with the most relaxed atmosphere of any competition, this one is simply the best - introduction for our New Archers and many fondy look forward to these events year after year.
STIX SUMMER MADNESS, a Family day of Fun at Sharnfold Farm. Free Entry to this Fantastic Summer Event! Craft Stalls, Have-a-go Archery, Music, Food and Funfair is just part of the days entertainment!
August. 27th, 28th & 29th. 2016. On our home grounds! All Household Members, please make this one!
England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle from 29th August till 31st August. Our Archery Group has the honour of co-hosting the Achery Competition, Please come and find us near the Battlefield; where we will also be hosting a have-a-go for the adults and the over 12's. Other Activities and Entertainment for All: twice daily Battles with over 1000 Knights, Bowmen and Men-at-Arms and full cannon support; armored Knights Jousting and Skill-at-Arms Tournaments on horseback; breathtaking Falconry displays; Longbow and Crossbow Competitions, Have-A-Go-Archery; spectacular Grand Parades; Puppeteers, Jesters, Strolling Minstrels; Europe's largest Medieval Traders' Market; fabulous Craft Stalls; Living History Encampments; music, dance and storytelling; Kids' Kingdom with games and shows; Beer Taverns & Hog Roasts; and much, much more....
A wonderful festival on our home turf. For more details please see the Links page or click on the picture to the left.
September 12th & 13th t.b.c
Michelham Priory 12th & 13th September.. Another fantastic festival in the beautiful, medieval, moated Priory. Come and enjoy a relaxing weekend in the peaceful surroundings of these historic buildings. Living History encampment Medieval traders Archery Tournament Have-a-go archery Viking raiders and encampment Children's activities & playground Falconry Medieval barn & Priory Tea room & Shop Working forge Lovely gardens with art sculptures
From the Papers.
Bexhill on-sea Observer & Rye Express
30th March 2012 - Bexhill's paper prints the above story & update on our club on page10. 30th March 2012. Page 12. The story reads:- Arrows flew straight & true when Park Wood Archery Club in Ninfield held an in-house fun shoot on a St Patricks Day theme, with shapes of shamrocks, leprechauns & pots of gold amongst the targets. And there was more good news from the club when it revealed it had been allowed the honor of it's own battle re-enactment household, The Archers of Herstmonceux Castle, with permission to use the castle grounds for practice. The Castle hosts an annual Medieval Festival, and this years event on August 25, 26 and 27 will be the 20th. Festival Director Jonathan Geilser said "This honour is a very exciting opportunity for both the archery club and the festival" Anyone keen to join the club should contact Tas or Terry Clarke on 01424892396 or www.parkwoodarchery.com. Results from the field shoot were: Novice Class 1. Amy Roskilly. Intermediate class 1.Richard Brown, 2 Debbie Patrick, Open Class - 1. Bruce Crouch, 2.Wolf Woolven, joint 3rd Christine Pattenden & Dan Hammett.
Published on Tuesday 29 May 2012 12:00 A HARDY group of archers took part in the May 2012 three-day camping weekend at Park Wood Archery Club, Ninfield. Friday evening fun consisted of an assorted archery target competition. None of the usual scoring was involved, and only after contestants had shot did they know the order of scoring, which varied on each round - Jubilee scoring (red, white and blue scored only) reverse scoring and so on. The evening got off to a great start with much laughter during this event, which was followed by a barbecue.
Saturday’s weather helped many enjoy the exhausting 28 target field course, which took place over Park Wood Archery’s 22-acres - takeaway fast food was ordered by contestants in the evening as many were too exhausted to cook. Club spokeswoman Lady Tas Clarke said: “Overnight rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of Sunday’s Roving clout, a form of archery where contestants shoot together at a wide range of distances, up to 200 yards. All are aiming at a flag, then collecting their arrows and aiming to another flag from the one they have just shot at - a bit like a round of golf.”
The Spring Championships took three forms of archery into consideration with experienced Kent archer, Dave Sheratt winning the Open group, with runners-up Wolf Wolvern and Richard Brown, both from Hastings. The intermediate group was won by local archer, Kallum Cornwell and another local youth, James Woolgar. The Novice group winners, all from Hastings, were Jean Brown with Michelle Saunders and Kelly Hall as close runners-up. Other top performers from Kent included Pedro Scribbins, who achieved the highest score in Sunday’s roving clout, and Alec Wood, who set the record on the new field course at 1,520. Battle’s archery legend, Tom Foy, also put in an appearance on Sunday’s clout and took home the bronze medal.