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Poulton Hall Estate – Shooting the Marks, Speed & Cloth of Gold
October 13, 2018 @ 13:00 - October 14, 2018 @ 18:00
Join us for a weekend of longbow fun at Poulton Hall Estate, Bromborough to enjoy Shooting the Marks, Speed Shoot and Cloth of Gold set within one of the North West’s most stunning historical locations.
Saturday October 13: (tuition available if needed)
Registration 12:30 – 1:30
Shooting the Marks, longbows only, no sighters or aiming devices
Online entry available
Sunday October 14: (tuition available if needed)
Registration 9:00 – 10:00
10:30 – Shooting the Marks, longbows only, no aiming devices
1:00 – Lunch (hot food and drinks available to purchase)
2:00 – Shooting the Marks, Speed & Cloth of Gold longbows only, no sighters or aiming devices
Poulton Hall is a 17th century grade2 listed country house, with the present hall built in 1653 and extended in the following centuries. Below the present house are cellars some of which date back to the previous house in 1350 and these in turn are built from the stones of the Castle which dates back to 1093 the time when Scirard De Lancelyn was first given the land following the Norman conquest of 1066.
More stones from the castle serve as the foundations of an outbuilding which the present Scirard Lancelyn Green calls the ‘Millenium Barn’ and has offered for us to use freely for the shoot registration, refreshment breaks and presentations!
The former castle also stood on what the majority of experts accept as the site of the Battle of Brunanburh (Bromborough) which took place in late 937, this was a major and decisive battle between the West Saxon and Mercian army and a joint alliance army of British, Scots and Vikings led by Olaf Guthfrithson. The Anglo Saxon army led by Ethelstan and Edmund I defeated, pursued and destroyed the Viking allied army and it is now seen as the greatest single battle in Anglo Saxon history next to Hastings and also as one of the most significant in the history of the British Isles.
The present Scirard Lancelyn Green is the eldest son of the late Roger Lancelyn Green who was a famous british Biographer and children’s author who studied under CS Lewis whilst at Oxford. He later became very good friends with CS Lewis and his wife and holidayed with them regularly and was responsible for suggesting to Lewis that he call the stories that CS had began writing in the late 1940’s ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’!
Roger Lancelyn Green himself wrote many biographies and novels including ‘King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table’, ‘Myths of the Norsemen’ and ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ There are many sculptures and statues in the gardens of Poulton Hall reflecting his works, including an oak sculpture of Robin Hood hiding in an oak tree with his Longbow!