Vicar invokes medieval archery practice law

The vicar of Collingbourne Ducis in Wiltshire has enforced the ancient law, never taken off the books, that allows her to summon the village to archery practice. Those complying with the call to service were rewarded with food and drink.

The Reverend Mary Edwards called the gathering to celebrate the installation of a bathroom with running water in the village church. News reports gave no mention of whether practice would continue regularly.