Club ready for its 50th birthday bash

Derwent Bowmen Archery Club, based in Darley Bridge, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is set to spend at least one whole weekend marking the longevity of the club.

The weekend of April 7-9 will see the club shoot arrows and celebrate with a pie and and buffet meal on the first two days of the weekend.

But on Monday, April 9, the club opens its doors to old members, inviting them to a fun shoot followed by a Hog Roast.

It is hoped that members from the club’s early days might turn up, see how the club has progressed and join in the fun shoot. Bows and arrows will be provided of course.

Derwent Bowmen is proud to be an all-inclusive club and has members across a wide range of ages, including small children just starting out in the sport and veterans of many years shooting.

The celebration weekend is aiming to be a great success and all past members will be made most welcome for the Monday festivities.

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Meanwhile, Derwent Bowmen’s young members continue to impress at a national level.

Junior archer Marsie Henderson-Hirst (15) has been selected to shoot for Great Britain.

The Lady Manners School Pupil will shoot The Europa Cup competition, which will take place in Croatia during May.

A club spokesman said: “This continues our club’s success in producing national level archers and we wish Marsie all the best of luck for this event.”