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Society for the Promotion of Traditional Archery
Bowyer and fletcher Hilary Greenland has specialised in making bespoke traditional archery equipment for over 25 years, and has supplied bows and arrows to the Mary Rose, Ashmolean museum and BBC.
"I select the wood, bamboo and associated materials myself -no prefabricated items are included in my bows, that way I can ensure my handcrafted items are of the best quality." There are some photos/links below, and a gallery.
If you are just starting out, you may find my 'ADVICE' pages useful. The Traditional Archer's Handbook is also an excellent reference.
I also run OCCASIONAL bowmaking workshops, in Somerset.
FOR INFORMATION CLICK HERE
NEXT BOWMAKING WEEKEND TO BE ADVISED
You can email to register interest in future workshops
NB: 17yrs and over only.
PLEASE NOTE: these are not longbow making workshops
Indoor facilites also available!
A traditional bow is special, and the best bow for you is CUSTOM MADE- to suit your physique and shooting style; a visit is helpful to discuss your bow before you place an order. Ordering online or from a shop is second best!
Please contact me via the link at the bottom of the page to discuss a visit.
NEW LONGBOWS IN STOCK
NEW LONGBOWS FOR SALE
Occasionally I have a bow or two in stock.Please contact me if interested to arrange a test.
Sorry -None at present.
I'm included in 'Made not manufactured' -photographer Steve Kenward's site dedicated to British craftspeople.
All bows are tested through a chronograph
Meare Heath: some vendors are marketing basic 'self' flatbows as Meare Heaths - which they are NOT! I have studied this bow first hand and made approximations for TV and for sale. It is distinct and unique. See the ash version, left. Please take a look at my Meare Heath information.
Pictured left is a range of custom made arrows -from footed and self nocked target arrows, Qing style, prehistoric and medieval types, including a 'Tudor' set for the Mary Rose Museum, based on findings from aboard the ship.
ENGLISH LONGBOW DESIGN: My longbows have the 'stacked' D cross section which demarks a longbow from a flatbow. Some makers are selling bows of a rectangular section as English longbows -unlike my bows, these do not comply with British Long-Bow Society requirements, and in my view are NOT English longbows.
TRADITIONAL ARCHERY SPECIALISTS
TRADITIONAL BOWS ARROWS & ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT FOR ARCHERS
MUSEUMS & QUALITY RE-ENACTMENT