Vintage Thomas Aldred Wooden Arrow Case With Arrows.
Five archery target arrows all with owners name, P.A. Hill, and each one is numbered. The arrows are with spliced nocks and metal pile (pile-a bullet-shaped head that is commonly used on target arrows). The cresting is in yellow and burgundy, fletching of three balloon-shaped feathers (some damaged), hardwood “footing or foreshaft” that is spliced into the shaft, maker unknown but of a very high quality. The arrows come in a pine box with makers paper label, Thomas Aldred, on both the inside and outside of the lid “Thomas Aldred, Archery & Fishing Tackle Manufacturer, Holder of Six Prize Medals, 110 Edgware Road, W, (Late 258, Oxford St., W.) London”. Each arrow slotting into its own bracket and measuring 71 cm long.
The arrows are part of a collection we acquired and there was an envelope in one of the items, this has been photographed and shows that the archery equipment came from Warwickshire.
Target archery became popular during the Victorian period (1837-1901), when recreational archery was at its height of popularity.