Budding West Cumbrian archers have a go with a bow

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Mark McManus from Workington
Mark McManus from Workington
21 June 2017 6:17PM

Budding archers of all ages had lots of fun in Cockermouth at the weekend.

Cockermouth Company of Archers, which is based at the Grasmoor Centre, held an open day.

Around 50 people turned up. They met members and checked out the club's bows, targets and equipment.

Chairman Andy Chappell said: "We couldn't have had better weather. It all went very well, there was a lot of interest.

"People were able to have a go at archery. There was a real mix of visitors, from children to adults.

"Five members were on hand to help.

"There were also a couple of junior members showing their friends how to do it. That's great as I always say the best way to learn is to teach someone else."

Twelve people have signed up for the club's beginners course.

The event was part of a national event, Archery GB's Big Weekend.

The Cockermouth club has been running for 11 years and has 25 members, from primary school age to pensioners.

It holds open, club and fun competitions every year as well as beginners courses.

It meets at the Grasmoor Centre three times a week during the summer, weather permitting. In the winter it meets at Dean School.

People are welcome to go along on a Saturday, from 9am.

For more details about the club, go to www.cockermouthcompanyofarchers.co.uk

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