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English Longbow Contest

was held on the

3rd and 4th June 2017


 Each year, Colchester stages 'The Archer of the Fayre' as part of its Medieval Oyster Fayre, where archers from all over the country attend to take on England's finest medieval re-enactor English longbow archers. It is held in the Lower Castle Park in the centre of the 'Oldest Recorded Town in Britain'.

Members of a recognised archery clubs or re-enactment groups, are invited to compete for the annual honour of becoming our Archer of the Fayre.



Our Traditional Agincourt Volley

.....and a bit of film.



Please also go to the following link:


Please note that Jess and Tess, who assisted with the contest and created this web page, removed to the south of France, to the area of Carcassonne, in January 2017.

It is therefore not possible to maintain this page, but they will be pleased to receive and publish any photographs of the event that they are sent.

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