Nostalgia: Dunwich hosts archers showing off centuries-old skills
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With a history stretching back hundreds of years, an archery competition is always a great occasion.
The sport is as popular as it has always been – though today’s high-tech bows, as used by sportsmen in the Olympics, are a far cry from those used by the archers of battles of 1,000 years-plus ago.
The basic skills though are just the same as those warriors who fought for king and country – and still provide a real challenge and great sport for those taking part.
Back in 1972 a group of archers got together for the afternoon at Dunwich forest to test their skills.
The highly-skilled group faced a range of targets in a safe and cordoned off setting as they practised for competitions they were all entering that year.
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