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Dick Galloway Archery Mu seum

 

 
In authentic longbow circles one frequently hears mention of the charismatic and highly talented

Dick Galloway. Galloway was the prime mover in establishing the Borders as the home of the first class bowyers
Sadly Dick Died, an old gentleman “ full of years” as the saying goes, and I found it a privilege to know him.

 

MUSEUM


We have a range of old bows from around the world These are display for your interest within the museum

These are display boards we used to take to shows and country fairs.

 

 

Steel Bows
The two bows on show where made by Accles & Pollock
the models were Falcon, Kestrel and Merlin.
Steel bows were first mentioned in the bible II Samuel xxii 35

He teacheth my hand to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Also in Job,ch.xx v.24
The bow of steel shall strike him through.

A company called Seefab in Sweden were manufacturing steel bows about 1930 they also had steel strings made from very fine piano wire approx. 9 strands with leather at either end

 

 

Replica Longbow from the “Mary Rose,” 1545

A replica longbow from Henry V111`s ship the Mary Rose sunk,
going into battle with the invading French fleet in the year 1545.
For more information on the Mary Rose one should read
LONGBOW by Robert Hardy
A social and military history

 

 

Egyptian Bow

TUTANKHAMEN 1350BC
This replica bow is left unfinished to let you see the make up
The materials used in manufacturing the bows of the period are itemised in the Ugarit texts:
Let me vow birch tree from Lebanon,
Let me vow tendons from wild bulls
Let me vow horns from wild goats
Sinews from the hocks of bulls

 
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