The Annual Archery Meeting has been held in the west since 1861, and there have been many Lady and Gentlemen Champions, most notably Lucy Awdry who was champion 12 times, and Mr R Books-King who was champion 17 times, and was chosen to compete in the London Olympics, where he won a silver medal.
The very first Dunster Archery Week was held from the 15th to 22nd May 1955 and there were twenty targets were set out on the Polo Grounds. The event commenced with the Somerset County Championships on the first Sunday and finished with the Grand Western Meeting over the following weekend. The rest of the week was given over to practice and social events.
The week was voted a great success, much of which was due to the warmth of the welcome extended by Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Luttrell and the beauty of the setting.
17th Century Dunster
The 2021 Dunster Archery Week will be held from 13th to 20th June.
At last, here are this year’s entry form (excel and pdf versions) and prospectus. 😊
Thank you for your patience and apologies for the delay but I’m sure you will understand it has not been an easy process trying to ensure we have everything covered in order for this to go out.
As per my earlier message, entries will open at 10:00 tomorrow, Sunday 28th March, anything received early will be returned and need to be resubmitted.
I will reserve a number of spaces for those of you who normally post your entries in and pay by cheque. Can I ask that if possible you complete the smart entry form and email to me to reserve your space(s) and send payment ASAP. I will keep these spaces open until CoP on Wednesday as that should give time for a cheque posted on Monday to reach me.
Those of you who carried your entries over from last year do not need to submit another form for this year.
For those who have the facility, we are set up to accept payment by bank transfer for Dunster Archery Week. Bank account details along with format of the payment reference you need to use are in the prospectus.
Once again, this year I have drawn up a “smart” excel entry form which should prompt you to enter all of the details I need.