Caldy Bowmen Archery Club was formed in 1968 as a two-member club. The founder, Lieutenant-Colonel 'Bunny' Trueman and his wife Marcia registered the club with Cheshire County after they found a suitable area for archery. The ground, Paton Field, was already a sports venue for cricket and rugby and the Caldy Club welcomed an additional sport. Shooting started in 1970 after sufficient new members joined from a local beginner's course. Equipment was purchased with a loan from the Lieutenant-Colonel and archery flourished at the club.
Lt-Col Trueman led a very active life whilst serving with the Army. He participated in many campaigns and was awarded the Military Medal, in later years he received an MBE. Upon his retirement he moved to Wirral where he took up archery. More details are available in his obituary. ...more
After 50 years of shooting at Caldy Sports Club, our agreement to use Paton Field for archery ended unexpectedly and Caldy Bowmen relocated to Kingsmead School in 2020.
Our outdoor ground at Kingsmead School, Hoylake is used during the 'outdoor season' (April to September). Club shooting sessions are held on Wednesday and Sunday..
Our indoor location (October to March) is at Pensby Sports Centre on Sunday mornings and at Kingsmead School, Hoylake on Wednesday evening.
The club consists of over forty members of all ages, from junior members through to senior citizens. Club shooting sessions are relaxed and sociable but at all times uphold strict archery protocol since, obviously, safety is paramount. Although the Club is well represented at competitions throughout the region and beyond, many of our members shoot simply for relaxation and the social atmosphere that exists. To make shooting more fun, the Club hold a number of competitions throughout the year.