TOURNAMENT RESULTS 1900


The 210th Recorded Meeting in the 228th year of
The Society of Archers
held at Settle, North Yorkshire
on 17th day of August 1900

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Settle, 17th August 1900


Pursuant to advertisement in the Yorkshire Herald, the 227th (its should have read 228th) Annual Meeting to shoot for the Ancient Silver Arrow was held on the ground of the North Ribblesdale Archers.

The day was fine and very hot and not unfavourable to good shooting. Eleven Archers faced the targets and Be it Remembered that five of these, of Ye Grene Companye, Shipley, made their first appearance at a public meet. One of these, Mr B Hird scored the first gold at the third end, therebye winning the Silver Arrow & Captaincy for the ensuing year. Dr Edgar, Settle scored the first red, in the second dozen & secured the Silver Bugle & Lieutenancy.

In all fourteen dozen arrows were shot.


TROPHY WINNERS 1900

The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the Arrow

...

Ben Hird
Lieutenant of the Arrow

...

J W Edgar
Gold Medal & Captaincy of Numbers
...
A A Gordon
Gold Medal for Highest Score
...
E E Mann
Silver Cup & Sweepstake for Best Gold
...
C Hutton - Coates
Sweepstake for most Golds
...
P S Neville
Antient Horn Spoon
...
B Hird
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest Score
...
E E Mann
The Thirsk Bugle for most Hits
...
J Foster
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best Gold
...
C Hutton - Coates

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 1900

Name
Notes
Hits
Score
Golds
1
A A Gordon
Royal Company
51
177
0
2
E E Mann
Grene Companye
50
195
5
3
J Foster
John O'Gaunt's
51
177
0
4
C Hutton - Coates
Royal Tox
46
146
3
5
P S Nevile
Doncaster Archers
44
165
2
6
J W Edgar
North Ribblesdale Archers
44
154
0
7
Ben Hird
Grene Companye
39
139
2
8
H Ellis
Grene Companye
37
119
0
9
G H Skelton
Grene Companye
30
86
0
10
H A Fyfe
Grene Companye
19
69
0
11
C C Nevile
Doncaster Archers
14
40
0

Also in the year 1900


Monarchy: Her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria
Prime Minister: Marquess of Salisbury
— • —
Salisbury wins the Khaki election. The Labour Representation Committee is formed.
Parliament passes the Commonwealth of Australia Act

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Five youths from Shipley, calling themselves 'Ye Grene Companye', turn up to compete for the Antient Scorton Silver Arrow. Fortunately they bring their own sandwiches (!) for they are not invited to partake of Luncheon with the other established Gentlemen Archers of the day, despite one of their number, a nineteen year old young man by the name of Ben Hird, winning the Captainancy.

Seventy two years later - aged 91, Ben Hird is still shooting in the Competition and has rightfully earned his place as one the most respected Captains of all time.

Ben Hirds' book: The Antient Scorton Silver Arrow is available as a free download from this website.
See Main Index > History for further details.




The original Ye Grene Companye.
Only those members on the front row entered the Scorton Arrow Competition in 1900.
Front row: Harold Ellis., Ben Hird., Archie Fyfe., Ernest Mann., Harold Skelton

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