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Company Poitiers Supper 17th November 2008

The Dinners

On the evening of the 17th November in the enchanting narrow lanes to the east of Liverpool Street Station a group of Bowyers met for an evening talk by Court Assistant Tony Kench at Davy's Grapeshots wine bar. By interesting coincidence the bar located in Artillery Passage part of the original archery shooting ground.

The party gathered for a pre-supper drink in the bar on the ground floor after which the party moved downstairs to the intimate cellar dining room where Court Assistant Tony Kench gave a most interesting talk on the life and times of Sir William Wood. A larger than life character he dominated Archery activity during the 17th Century, that period when the bow stopped being weapons of war and was used for sport. A full copy of the content of the talk will be placed on the web site in the near future.

Richard Head speaking

Tony Kench speaking

Tim West with Tony Kench and Enid Kench

Karin Harrow and Michael Wren

Liveryman Richard Head then gave a short talk about whistling arrows accompanied by sound effects from a DVD. He also handed around a modern example for members to admire.

Once the presentations were over he Company indulged in a typical Davy's Barr meal. Soup and pate were available for the first course followed by a choice of Duck, Fish pie or pasta. Finally there was a choice of raspberry crème brulee. treacle tart or cheese and biscuits. This was all washed down with copious quantities of wine!!!

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