YEAR OF FOUNDATION: 1966
SUCCESSOR OF: Puppet of Arabs: 1960-1965 Puppet of Americans: 1927-1959
HEAD OFFICE: C. Teacher Moltó, 6
OFFICIAL BAND: Musical group Santa Cecilia-La Canal de Bolbaite
OWN MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS:
- Pasodoble “Crossbows Pass the Crossbowmen” - “Sea breams”
- Marcha Cristiana “Crossbowmen” - M.ª José Seguí
Square of Goalkeepers: Año de Fundación: 1979
Square of Templarios: Año de Fundación: 1982. They celebrate this year his 25 Anniversary
Square of Amazon: Año de Fundación: 2006
SQUARES ALREADY DISAPPEARED: - Crossed
It marched past for the first time in 1966 and he is original of Villena, being the continuator of the puppet of Arabs (1960 1965) and the one of Americans (1928 1959), who appeared in 1928. The puppet of Crossbowmen underwent a evolution before arriving so in him year 1966. From 1927 to 1959 it existed as puppet of Americans, and in the short period that was from 1960 to 1965 as puppet of Arabs.
In 1966 the present puppet arises from Crossbowmen. Within the puppet of Crossbowmen the Atalayense group arose, that began to grant a prize to the best float presented in the parades, prize that stopped momentarily granting when descending the quality level of the same according to the jury.
Within the participant acts of the puppet it is necessary to emphasize the popular “dinner of the surpluses” that the partners share every night of day 9 in healthy harmony. It is the puppet of Crossbowmen one of most popular, where a quite familiar atmosphere is breathed.