Forthcoming Bowyer Events:

(Bookable now)  |  July Court and Livery Dinner 17 July 2019  |  Bowyers Longbow Plate Day Burnham, 28 July

(For your diary)  |  Election of Lord Mayor Monday 2nd October 2019  |  Agincourt Banquet 17 October 2019
Poitiers Supper 13 November 2019  |  Bowyers' Carol Service 2 December 2019

(Other events) Lord Mayor's Show Wednesday 2 October 2019

City and other News

Livery Briefing: A copy of the June Livery Briefing can be found at this link: June Livery Briefing.

Mercian Regiment Update: A copy of the regiment's latest quarterly newsletter can be found at this link: https://spark.adobe.com/page/zK5G5i7draUya/".

Tower Shoot, 25 June


The annual archery competition versus the Fletchers' Company took place in the moat at the Tower of London on Tuesday 25 June. An evenly distributed gathering of 60 Bowyers and Fletchers met to compete for the Governor's Trophy before adjourning to the Officers Mess of the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers for a buffet supper and the announcement and awarding of prizes.

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Bowyers Prize Day, 6 July

The Master led a group of 7 Bowyers to attend the Bowyers Prize Day competition at Archers Lodge, Burnham on Saturday 6 July. As normal, this highly regarded event was conducted by the Royal Toxophilite Society for invited archers from across the United Kingdom who competed for Bowyers medals in four categories (Ladies Compound and Recurve and Gentlemen's Compound and Recurve). As can be seen from the results the quality of shooting was extremely high and the competition close. The day concluded with the Master presenting medals to the winner and runner up in each category.

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Suited & Booted Charity Quiz


The Bowyers' Quiz Team retained their title as Suited & Booted Quiz Champions on Wednesday evening 10 July at the Steam Wine Bar, by Monument, in a narrow tie-break victory over a convivial team of some of the Charity's earliest supporters. The Bowyers' team of 6 comprised Myles Archibald, Mark Benstead, WIlliam Mills, Ian Spring (Master), team captain Tony Kench, plus Enid Kench as a welcome late substitute. Suited & Booted is our favourite small City charity, providing donated business attire to kit out 2,000 jobseekers a year for interviews, and it's always a pleasure to help them with their fund-raising efforts.

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Bowyers Prize Day, 6 July

The Master led a group of 7 Bowyers to attend the Bowyers Prize Day competition at Archers Lodge, Burnham on Saturday 6 July. As normal, this highly regarded event was conducted by the Royal Toxophilite Society for invited archers from across the United Kingdom who competed for Bowyers medals in four categories (Ladies Compound and Recurve and Gentlemen's Compound and Recurve). As can be seen from the results the quality of shooting was extremely high and the competition close. The day concluded with the Master presenting medals to the winner and runner up in each category.

The next event this year is the Bowyers Longbow Plate Day which takes place on Sunday 28 July. Details can be found in the events section of the Members Area.

Tony Marinos
Clerk

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Tower Shoot, 25 June

The annual archery competition versus the Fletchers' Company took place in the moat at the Tower of London on Tuesday 25 June. An evenly distributed gathering of 60 Bowyers and Fletchers met to compete for the Governor's Trophy before adjourning to the Officers Mess of the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers for a buffet supper and the announcement and awarding of prizes. We were honoured to have as our guests Debra Whittingham, the Deputy Govenor, Col James Denny MBE, the Regimental Secretary of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and Lt Col Jez Lamb MC who has recently handed over as CO of the First Fusiliers. Following a very tight but thoroughly good natured competition the prize was awarded once again to the Fletchers' Company who clinched victory by a single point. The competition is a very popular and much enjoyed event in the annual calendar and like the result highlights the close relationship between the two companies. Of note is the increasing use of Longbows in the competition alongside the more modern compound bows. The evening concluded, as is customary, with a chance to watch the Ceremony of the Keys conducted on this occasion by the Grenadier Guards. Many thanks to Kate Pink, the Clerk of the Fletchers for organising the event, to Bowyer Liveryman Oliver Bolton and the London Archers for organising the archery to efficiently and safely, to the Fusiliers for allowing us to use their Mess and to the many helpers from both Companies.

Tony Marinos
Clerk

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Suited & Booted Charity Quiz

The Bowyers' Quiz Team retained their title as Suited & Booted Quiz Champions on Wednesday evening 10 July at the Steam Wine Bar, by Monument, in a narrow tie-break victory over a convivial team of some of the Charity's earliest supporters. The Bowyers' team of 6 comprised Myles Archibald, Mark Benstead, WIlliam Mills, Ian Spring (Master), team captain Tony Kench, plus Enid Kench as a welcome late substitute. Suited & Booted is our favourite small City charity, providing donated business attire to kit out 2,000 jobseekers a year for interviews, and it's always a pleasure to help them with their fund-raising efforts.

Over ten rounds of questions in ten different topic areas, we were strong on history, and among the other answers we managed to come up with between us were the world's fastest bird, the route of the no 1 bus, the world's highest waterfall, Croatia's vehicle registration code, what the South African place name 'Soweto' is short for, and which Shakespeare play includes '... and some have greatness thrust upon them'. We didn't know what LASER stands for, or what JK Rowling's first names are, but we did score 86/110, and we won the tie-break by one of us knowing the precise depth of the world's deepest ocean.

It was a great fun evening, for a very good cause, and we look forward to being in action again early next year if not before.

Tony Kench
IPM

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