The club grows

In 1972 the club had to find a new home, as the Jenny Lane ground was developed for housing. They briefly moved to a ground on Cliffe Lane in Baildon, before moving to the current site on the St Ives Estate. On 4 May 1973, the club was renamed St Ives Bowmen and began shooting at St Ives, although the ground was originally only half the size it is today. Over the years, the top fence of the ground has been moved twice, allowing for more targets and increasing in size to the layout that we currently have,

New membership fees were set at £4.50 per year in April 1973 and the subscription year was changed to bring it in line with the GNAS subscription year, with subs being due by 1 June each year.

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