We basked in super weather in the picturesque grounds of Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, over the weekend 8/9th August.
Members of the public came to shoot, some of them for the very first time.
Our club archers found time to enjoy the surroundings as well as share the archery experience with adults and children alike by demonstrating some traditional longbow skills.
Club member Sarah Langdon took this photograph from the Ian Wright memorial seat by the side of our shooting line.
It shows members sharing the day and shooting their longbows at this Mid-Summer competition. Ian would have enjoyed the day too.
Derwent junior archers enjoyed good shooting at Lilleshall over the weekend of 3/4th July.
Alex Holmes, Eva Henderson-Hirst and Struan Caughey all shot over the two days. Struan represented Scotland and both Eva and Alex were National Champions. Eva won the ladies overall recurve section to become Junior ladies National Champion and Alex came out on top as the Junior National ( compound ) Champion.
Congratulations to all three of our successful archers! ( Thanks to Andy Caughey for the photos )
We enjoyed a really good day with fine sunny weather and excellent fun shooting with local residents, Super Heroes ( they were from thesuperheroes.co.uk) and even archery by people on stilts! We hope that those who did come and join us during the day enjoyed the atmosphere and archery chat as much as we did. The club is sure it would do it all again! Here are a couple of pictures of our unusual archers, and yes, that really is Alice from Alice in Wonderland!