We offer historical interpretation and demonstration centred on the hundred years war period with demonstrations of living history and use of the traditional weapons.

In addition we offer hands on experiences to teach you about traditional crafts and archery.

Now Strike takes its name from the command given by Sir Thomas Erpingham to the archers at Agincourt. When reputedly he threw his marshall’s baton high into the air and cried:

“Now Strike my archers, now strike”.

The Emphasis of Now Strike is on fun with history rather than facts and figures, although we can do those too!

Now Strike is unique in that we enable people to use a yew longbow at our have a go session. We are also proud to include clients such as the National Trust, English Heritage, Pike and Shot Events Ltd and other such organisations and attend many shows and events throughout the year.

In addition to our “have a go” and events packages, we cater for groups who want to try shooting for fun at our Experience Days or for more serious archers, we offer our popular Master Class days. Our new Stag & Hen packages are extremely popular as are our bespoke Corporate days. If you would like to learn to make your own equipment then we have the courses for you! We are proud to offer bow, arrow making and black smithing courses at the end of which you can take home your finished work.

Further to this we also offer quality bespoke long bows (self and laminate) & authentic medieval arrows for sale which are made in house using traditional tools & methods.

Now Strike Archery can supply a number of services including safety checks of your equipment or range set ups for your events. Please ask should you have anything specific in mind.


Registered Address: The Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm Chigborough Road Heybridge Essex CM9 4RB Company number 09222668, VAT 236 8924 73