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Wiltshire vicar revives ancient archery law
« on: June 13, 2010, 10:07:49 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/10300924.stm

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A vicar has revived an ancient law to call members of her parish together for archery practice.

The Reverend Mary Edwards, of Collingbourne Ducis, near Marlborough, called residents to the village recreation ground on Friday.

Residents were rewarded for complying with the law with a bar, a barbecue and live music.

Church warden Mike Cox said: "It seems she's still entitled to do that."

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Wiltshire vicar revives ancient archery law
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 10:44:09 AM »
I agree. I love Archery.

I'm also quite a dab hand at it.

I want our local parish to do this.
I used to do actual stuff around here, don't you know?

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 11:48:12 AM »
I've never learned properly... my total lack of co-ordination doesn't bode well though.  :P

Nevertheless, I'd like to learn sometime.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 11:53:17 AM »
It's not that hard... I've practiced it several times. A steady hand is all you need.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 12:02:58 PM »
I've done a bit of archery, it's good fun. Glad to see this law still exists and can be used. Is it option or compulsory though? I know back in Medieval times it was compulsory, was it changed?
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010, 01:14:08 PM »
I think they repealed the one that made it totally compulsory, but it seems they haven't repealed one allowing parish priests to summon their flock for it.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 03:39:33 PM »
that is pretty neat, i've got a nice long bow at home myself :)

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 12:45:43 AM »
I wish something like that would happen where I live...