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Royal British Bowmen, 1823

Posted on November 28, 2009 1136 × 910

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A print of the 1822 meeting of the “Royal British Bowmen” archery club (1823 print engraved after J. Townshend).

Caption: “This Plate representing the Meeting of the Royal British Bowmen on the Grounds of Erthy, Denbighshire, the Seat of Simon Yorke Esq. on Septr. 13th. 1822, is respectfully dedicated to that Society by ONE of its MEMBERS”

Notice that both men and women members of the society have uniforms (the women’s uniform was a green dress with yellow at the shoulder puffs and yellow triangles at the bottom hem). In the 1806 book Microcosm by William Henry Pyne, a number of these archery clubs are mentioned, along with a brief capsule history of both working and hobby archery.

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