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Poulton Hall Estate - Shoot to the Marks - Sunday October 24th 2021

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Get ready for some fun... Sunday October 24th 2021

Shoot to the Marks - Speed Shoot - Cloth of Gold, Registration 09.00. First Arrows 10.30

Poulton Hall, Poulton Road, Poulton, Wirral CH63 9LN

Period Costume - Optional

Class 1: Longbows,

Class 2: Traditional Bows (includes Horse Bows, Flat Bows, Traditional Recurve etc.)

Feather Fletched Wooden Arrows Only and NO sighting aids allowed

Entry Fee £10 includes tea, coffee, soup and bread roll

Juniors under 16 FREE!

Raffle tickets, cake and flapjacks available for sale.

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!

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