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Good evening all,

I am sorry to pass on the sad news we received from Carol Daley that Sylvia Freeman died last Sunday.  Apparently she had not been well following a recent heart attack.  If any of you would like to send a card of condolence, her son, Alan's address is:

108, Broadfield, Harlow, CM20 3PX.

I'm afraid I have no information about the funeral arrangements.  We gave this information to Tommy by phone today and he may very well have already passed it on.  If you think I have omitted anyone from this circulation list who you feel should know, do please pass it on.

Regards - Iris

Update: Barry Cooper of Harlow has just phoned to advise the details of the burial in case anyone would like to attend.  They are: Monday, 22nd December at 1.00 pm at Parndon Wood Cemetery, Harlow.

Barebow - by Tom Major

Tom has been busy again - this time with his thoughts on Barebow shooting, what is a barebow and how do you aim using one.

Download the Barebow Article

This follows on from Tom's last article about longbows - what to thing about when you buy one and the arrows you need.

Download the Longbow article 

At this rate we are going to need a whole section for Tom's articles or get him to publish them as a book.


You Are Never Too Old

Whilst shooting a Worcester at the barn yesterday Abbey Bowman's oldest member - John Farrant scored a '5 white end' for a maximum 25 points. At 85 years old it shows that you are never too old to still take enormous pleasure and pride in your shooting.

Obituary - Roy Collins of Holdens Archers

Roy joined Holdens Archers and very quickly established himself as a valued member of the club and took up the position of Records Officer for many years and a spell of 4 years as Chairman, which had to be relinquished through ill health.

He finally had to give up archery as he was no longer able to drive and his health deteriorated. He was admitted to Tendring Nursing Home, where he was taken good care until he finally succumbed to his illness, which he bore with great fortitude and with his usual good humour.

Roy will be sadly missed by all who knew him at Holdens and all the archers in the clubs in Essex who knew him through tournaments and his writing in the “Essex Bowmen”.

Louis Gladwell (Club President) & Alan Goodsman (Club Secretary) Holdens Archers

For more about Roy's life please see the full obituary

Celebrating Tom Major’s Birthday

On the 1st September Tom reached his 80th Birthday and I would like Essex to join me in celebrating this with him.

I have known Tom for over 20 years and during that long relationship he has taught me a great deal. From the start of my archery career he has passed on a wealth of knowledge which he has offered freely. He is a very approachable gentleman and is happy to talk to anyone and offer a helping hand.

I am truly indebted to Tom for all his help and guidance and have enjoyed the numerous conversations we have had over the years and feel sure he has too. I look forward to many more in the future. Happy Birthday, Tom

Love Matt, Denise and Ethan

See Matt's whole article about Tom