About Us - Where We Are
For all forms of Archery (other than Field) the Club shoots at:
The County Officer's Sports Club
Plas Newton Lane, Upton,
Chester, CH2 4EU.
For Field Archery, the Club shoots at:
The Bottom of Stable Lane
About Us - When We Shoot
Summer Season: 1st April to 31st September
Every Wednesday and Friday from 6:00pm until dark &
- In April - from 1:00pm
- In May to August - from 9:30am
- In September, from 1:00pm
Winter Season: 1st October to 31st March
- Every Friday from 8:00pm until 11:00pm
- Sundays from 10am until 1:00pm
About Us - A Brief History
2006 saw the 40th anniversary for the Cheshire County Bowmen. Founded in 1966 by the late Evelyn Donaldson and her husband Jim when they had to move from Overton Archery Club in North Wales. Both Evelyn and Jim had been in archery for a number of years, and Evelyn rose to become the Ladies Champion Archer of Wales. The Club at that time was known as Cheshire County Officers Archery Club, based at Newton Lane.
Membership gradually grew and in 1976 the Club changed its name to Cheshire County Bowmen. The club badge was the result of a competition in 1976. It comprises of the Cheshire Sheef, the CCB Logo and Queen Margarets swan. Queen Margaret of Anjou, consort to Henry VI, who unlike Henry, managed to escape capture from Richard, Duke of York, visited Chester in 1455 during the War of The Roses canvassing support for the Lancastrian cause. When Cheshire Bowmen fought, particularly at the Battle of Bloreheath, those who supported the Lancastrians wore the silver white swan badge of the queen.
The clubs present HQ is at the County Officers Club in Upton. We meet every Friday and Sunday during the Winter season and every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the Summer season. The club mainly shoots target, but we do have a number of dedicated archers who prefer to shoot Field and occasionally Clout.