Woodmen of Arden Grand Wardmote

Where: Meriden, Warks
When: 1st weekend in August
Time: All day


The Forest of Arden covered large tracts of land in Warwickshire and gave its name to the archery club based at Meriden : the Woodmen of Arden. Club membership is exclusive and limited to 80 and the Woodmen wear a distinctive uniform and use traditional yew longbows. The Grand Wardmote is their annual gathering with competitions and meetings over four days from Wednesday to Saturday, ending on the first Saturday of August.

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Though fairly frequently featured in books on customs this is essentially a private event for members only.