I've just received my replica of the original Meare Heath Bow (2,600BC) the oldest bow ever found in England. It was made by Hilary Greenland and is a stunning piece of craftsmanship. The original was found on the Somerset Levels.
I also own a Self Yew Bow that was made by the late John Bennett of Burbage. This was found in someone's loft and given to me. I had it restored by Hilary Greenland and it works perfectly and still draws it's original draw weight of 48lbs at 28 inches.
Also pictured is my Wilburtons Bronze Age Sword that was made by Neil Burridge. The oak handle was made by an old friends of mine.
A wonderful article by Hilary Greenland describing how her research into the Meare Heath Bow took her on a fascinating journey of discovery. Fascinating article, that has inspired me to go and see the place where it was found and learn more.
The story of the bow in prehistory, some of the evidence and finds: