Many thanks to David Major of Northampton AC for recently sending through a digital copy of the NCAS 50th Anniversary Commemorative Programme from the year 2000. David was kindly lent a copy of the programme by long standing NAC member Pete Bond.
Compiled for the anniversary celebrations by the late David Clarke, the programme is a fantastic window into the history or archery in Northamptonshire. With photographs, minutes from the inaugural meeting and the original 1950 constitution, lists of past chairman and committee members, as well as listing county champions all the way back to 1951.
David Major of NAC has recently posted this great video onto Youtube, and would like to know if anyone can help to pin down what the actual event was and also the date. It would also be great to indentify any of the archers not mentioned in the narrative.
The venue looks like Manor School at Raunds, so it’s likely to be either a Rose of the Shires tournament, or County Championships from the late 1980’s early 1990’s. There are several familar names in there including our county team captain Martin Ross, Targetcraft’s Colin Thwaites, along with Sid Owen and Paul Bond of NAC.
If you have any information about the video, please email David Major.