Archers with an old string to their bow

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For beginners a starter pack will cost around £100.

A follower of archery is known as a toxopholite.

Egyptian culture dates archery back to 12,800BC.

In Europe pine arrows with flint points have been found dating back to 10,000BC.

It became popular in aristocratic circles in the 18th century especially among ladies as they could ‘retain their feminine form’.

Bow strings today are generally made from Dacron.