Margaret's a hot shot at archery

EVERY Wednesday, Margaret Searle catches the bus from Barnstaple to the Milky Way Adventure Park, near Clovelly. It is a journey she has made for the past four summers. For Margaret, who is registered disabled, has fallen in love with archery. And as soon

EVERY Wednesday, Margaret Searle catches the bus from Barnstaple to the Milky Way Adventure Park, near Clovelly.

It is a journey she has made for the past four summers.

For Margaret, who is registered disabled, has fallen in love with archery.

And as soon as she is inside the attraction, she makes a beeline for the North Devon Archery Centre, run by former British longbow champion Andrew Newcombe.


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Margaret has become so proficient with a bow and arrow that she has accumulated more than 300 certificates for firing all her arrows into the gold section of the target.

"It all started about six years ago when her key worker took her to the Milky Way a couple of times," Andrew said.

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"Now she makes her own way here and she gets some amazing results. We give her 16 arrows at a time and she is very accurate."

Margaret, 60, said: "There are so many things I can't do because of my disability, but I really took to archery.

"Wednesdays wouldn't be the same without my trip to the Milky Way.

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