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Burton Manor Bowmen - a 'traditional' archery club
Latest Beginners' course, highly praised, see below or click here.
In line with Friends of Burton Manor Gardens policy of encouraging leisure use of the facilities at Burton Manor, we have started an archery club with the aim of teaching novices and improvers and providing 'have a go' days for the public during other events at Burton Manor. Burton Manor Bowmen is fully affiliated to the sport's national authority Grand National Archery Society, (GNAS,) one of the longest established sports bodies in Britain.
Burton Manor Bowmen encourages people to enjoy 'toxophily,' as archery is otherwise known, in a friendly atmosphere, using traditional bows. Mature novices and improvers are specially encouraged. Membership is limited to paid up members of The Friends and regular garden volunteers, but 'have a go' taster sessions at Burton Manor will be open to all for a nominal fee. There are also occasional day long archery courses- early booking essential as they are very popular. Club shooting sessions are on a Wednesday afternoon, unless you are part of an established regular attender group, please pre-book by visiting during gardening times or contact the club organisers. The archery club has been very enthusiastically supported, so much so that a second target field has been added so more experienced archers can shoot their own equipment at longer range.
    Please note that our club beginners and improvers shooting sessions 'fill up' very quickly, so booking is essential in good weather. The occasional whole day learn archery courses, which have had glowing praise from participants, also fill up very quickly. Have-a-go days are first come first served; look out for leaflets/posters or see websites for dates.
NOTE- The club closes down for a while over an extended Christmas and New Year period. See pictures below.

Next archery course is Saturday 12th July 2016
- booking essential e-mail burtonmanorgardens@gmail.com

If you are interested in helping, donating, or want more information either call the answerphone number and leave your name and phone number, somebody will call you back later, 0151 345 1107. Or email friends of burton manor gardens

Burton Manor Bowmen pic1Burton Manor Bowmen pic 2
top- a nice place to shoot, rhodos & trees shelter bluebells & archers
below- shooting line, left-handers on the left.
top- Instruction; elbow lower!
below- tiptoe through the apples, William Tell?
Burton Manor Bowmen pic 3Burton Manor Bowmen pic4
Burton Manor Bowmen pic5Burton Manor Bowmen pic 6
above- a nice place to shoot, taken a few weeks later and another; what a group!

A few real comments after the Beginners Archery course-
"Really fun and entertaining course. Lots of shooting and good information. Thanks."
"Very enjoyable and relaxed day. Good atmosphere & teaching style, good introduction to all aspects of archery."
"Really enjoyed my day of Beginners Archery. Thank you so much."
* One of our founders, who helped run the course, is pictured below during a photoshoot for Yours magazine after representing Great Britain at the World Archery 3D championships. A whole 2-page spread was devoted to our founder's exploits. She was also featured almost at the same time as one of 4 older athletes in Saga Magazine.
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A sad note- Bruce Charlton, who supported our formation, but was too ill to attend Burton Manor Bowmen died on 13 November 2014 in Arrowe Park Hospital. Bruce was one of the finest archery coaches in Britain, teaching and improving our founders as well as other well known and champion archers. A generation of locals first experienced archery at his Neston Recreation Centre try-it days. It's a shame he never made it to see us in action.    


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