In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.
The origin of the name “Butt Lane” may come from Middle English butte which was a ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’.
On Village Day (Sunday May 20th) Michael Anker will be running “Have a Go” Archery taster sessions on the Oval at 3:30 by the cricket nets for anyone who would like to re-create the medieval use of the area (but with modern recurve bows )
All ages and abilities are welcome to give it a try
Michael will be taking donations for Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Ridlington from participants