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Wincanton Young Farmers Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot

Tuesday 21 June 2011, 14:56
By Rob Wareham

Despite the weather (the first time this year when it has rained heavily all day!) the Wincanton Young Farmers Charity Clay Shoot managed to raise over £1,000.

With a good number of entries, generous support from our sponsors (see below) and hard work from club and advisory members the day was a great success.

Young farmers shooting clay pigeons!

A special thank you goes to Doug, Frank, and Glenn Hodges for letting us use their excellent shooting ground at Maperton, which provided challenging sporting targets in the wonderful woodland setting. Also thanks to Ray Neville, Richard Peters and Frank Hodges for their help throughout the day keeping things running smoothly.


Class Position / Name
High Gun: R. King
Open: 1st P. Dennett
2nd C. Hanson
3rd R. Pike
Ladies: 1st S. Denning
2nd A. Watts
Novice: 1st J. Norris
2nd A. Hanson
3rd R. White
Young Farmer: 1st J. Hebditch
2nd G. Spiller
3rd M. Hanson

A rapid fire air rifle range, provided by Tower Guns, Park Farm, South Brewham, tested competitors at fast target shooting for the chance to win an air rifle. Ten shots at ten targets with a ten second penalty for every missed target.

The winner of the air rifle was Henry Spiller with a time of 32 seconds.

Thanks also to Tower Guns for providing the cartridges available for purchase on the day.

This year the club are raising money for the Royal United Hospital Bath Intensive Care Unit. This has special meaning to the club as the unit cared for their late President Keith Hoskins, who supported the club for many years and sadly passed away last year.

Other fundraising events are planned and a presentation will take place at the Harvest Supper later this year.

The leaderboardThe targets

We would like to thank all our sponsors, listed below, for their generous support which was gratefully received.

Andrew Barclay Butchers Pearce Seeds
Barbers Cheese Reads Agri Services
Butcombe Brewery Redlynch Agricultural Engineering
Delaware Vets Rooster Booster poultry lighting
Dolphin Hotel, Wincanton Selmech Supplies silage additive applicators
Dunford Builders Shepton Vets
Godminster Cheese Tower Guns
John Samson Three Horseshoes Inn, Batcombe
Keens Cheddar Trevor Birchall Agricultural Ltd
Malcolm Sansam Wyke Farms
Nash Timber Yeovil Hire Centre

A crazy over-head shotRefreshments in the marqueePete Dennet, winner of the Open class
Left: A difficult over-head shot. Centre: Light relief from the rain in the marquee for a cup of tea and a burger.
Right: Pete Dennet, receiving his prize, from club Chairman Tom Hiscock,
as winner of the open class with an impressive 47 in testing conditions.


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