Have-A-Go Shoot Is A Big Hit

young and oldThe ‘Have-a-Go’ clay pigeon shoot at Lains Barn near Wantage on Sunday 1st June was a a great success.  80 Freemasons together with their friends and families enjoyed the glorious summer weather watching the  action.  Over 50 people of all ages and abilities had a go at the clays with expert tuition being given all afternoon.

The bar served soft drinks all day, and something stronger when the shooting was over, and the day was rounded off with a wonderfully tasty hog-roast.




Many people made the day the success it was but particular thanks go to: Henry Bishop who produced the shooting equipment and the instructors and set up the field (with help, or was it hindrance, from Len Starling); Alan Cottrell who provided the venue and the hog-roast; Finlay Gordon for all the admin; and last but certainly not least Doreen Bishop, Sue Dance, Clare Cottrell & Janet Starling for the food and bar serving.

Many people expressed a hope that the event could be repeated next year.  In the meantime here are a few ‘shots’ from Sunday:

Cartridges and score cards at the ready
Cartridges and score cards at the ready…
Instructions first…












Sot The Pigeon!
Spot The Pigeon!
Thirsty Work! Soft Drinks Only Whilst Shooting.
Thirsty Work but Soft Drinks Only Whilst Shooting.







food and drink
A Great Family Day Out
The Post Shoot Enclosure
The Post Shoot Enclosure