Guy Fawkes helps Long Sutton archers find their aim

Long Sutton Barns Archery Club Has Fun With Guy Fawkes EMN-150411-122120002
Long Sutton Barns Archery Club Has Fun With Guy Fawkes EMN-150411-122120002

Members of Long Sutton Barns Archery Club have been having fun with Guy Fawkes, and putting their own spin on an annual tradition.

This week the club have been making their own versions of Guy Fawkes, tying them to stakes and using them for target practice.

A relatively new club, their membership numbers are increasing and their aim is to make archery fun.

One of the club’s new members, Tracie Smith, said: “It’s great to meet up on a Saturday morning and have fun with archery and make new friends. It’s like a big family atmosphere.”

Coach Dave Clarke added: “It has been really good to see the team having so much fun and getting more and more accurate with their shooting every week.

“We thought that as it was Hallowe’en, and with fireworks night coming up, we would make some guys to use for targets. I have not seen anyone make a guy since I was a small child.”

Members take part in both target and clout archery, with children as young as seven years old hitting the target at 75 metres.

The club meets at Long Sutton Barns every Saturday from 10am.