Companions of the Longbow to return to Bitton Fête

We are particularly pleased to welcome The Companions of the Longbow to the church fete on 2nd September.

There is supposedly a long association between churches and longbows as the yew, a tree frequently found in churchyards, is the principal component. The longbow (often up to six feet in length, dependent on the height of the archer) gave the English a decisive advantage in battles in the Middle Ages; but it took practice and strength to master.

The companions keep the tradition alive and have been  popular guests at to the church fête in recent years where they allow visitors the opportunity to shoot at a target.