Alistair's expertise in archery - particularly flight shooting - began after he started making bows
in his early 30s before going on to compete in national longbow tournaments for many years, once holding the world record in 2007.
I've tried to engage my children and their friends in creative things to do like making bows
Other primates such as chimps are able to use tools, but complex processes such as making bows
are beyond them.
Several manufacturers have started making bows
designed specifically for women, Reese said, and she often recommends those because the poundage is lighter and draw length is shorter.
Events include woodturning, making bows
and fletching arrows, falconry, Edwardian games and a scarecrow competition.
Born in London, James worked for his father until 1860, but first started making bows
for William Ebsworth Hill around 1860 and continued until 1870.
Once more than 60% of the nation's population was connected with making bows
and arrows," said Fred.
Over the next weeks, he refined the process, making bows
smaller and faster.