The weather forecast in the week leading up to the Bank Holiday Weekend as usual predicted rain and winds for the 3-day weekend. But as something’s turn out, Sunday at 7.00 am started out slightly cloudy but no rain or wind.
Archer’s began turning up from as early as 7.45 am and by 9.00 am all attendees have arrived and were eager to start.
Once the usual speeches and rules were said, the tournament began in bright sunshine and very little cloud, the numbers were down this year, but this seem to be for all tournaments so much for the Olympic rush of new archers.
Cakes were being sold, raffle tickets sold and the archers scores seem to be going well for everyone, and the weather remained the same.
After a short break for lunch the round for the day a “Double American “ started again with the American being shot for the second time, then a surprise event happened a Spitfire, Hurricane and a Lancaster of the “Battle of Britain Memorial Flight “ flew over the bottom of the field, I said it was planned but I have to admit it was a nice surprise.
The shoot finished at about 5.00 pm with everyone retiring to the upstairs bar for the raffle and awards presentation, and the main reason for the day a cheque was presented to the representative for the charity for £270.
As usual the hard work done by all of the Holdens Archers field party was greatly appreciated, by all the archers who attended the Hatfield Memorial 31st Tournament. Hope to see you all next year.
Alan Goodsman Club Secretary Holdens Archers.
Sunday 26th August 2012.