Assheton Bowmen of Middleton, Manchester, hold an annual shoot for novices - archers with less than two years of experience. Meg Cowley entered the 2010 shoot on the 30th of May, and won the Ladies Recurve title by a convincing margin of 99 points!
Photos by Meg Cowley and Tim Mason.
Meg prepares the shot:
Back down! There was a very strong and gusty wind throughout the day:
Heck of a shot - broke the flag pole clean in half:
Despite that, Meg quickly took the lead:
Meg's schmexy bow:
Bows R Us:
Middleton's mock-Tudor residents think a refugee camp has sprung up:
Time for a word search:
Then back to business:
Cogs grind, steam rises, Tim scribbles a number down and hopes for the best:
Meg extends her lead:
The tropies beckon:
Archers from the area fought in the battle of Flodden Field, an event commemorated in this impressive window:
Meg steps up...
..to claim the Ladies Recurve title: