On 25th May St Peter’s Lodge held its annual clay pigeon shoot at The Hill Farm, Castle Frome. On a glorious summer day 40 individuals of varying standards took part under the supervision of Bob Latimer, and the Fir Tree Clay Pigeon Club, who are based in the wood on the farm. It was great to see families also coming along and extra entertainment was provided by Louise Manning conducting a farm walk, which was especially enjoyed by the children, and a tour and presentation of the history of the origins of the Mormon Church also associated with the farm, which proved of interest.
John Pudge also instigated a boules competition which was hotly contested, food and refreshments were also provided with local beef brisket, mushroom and onion rolls going down well, with Brian Scott providing liquid refreshment from his Gin Bar.
In total St Peter’s raised £1,040 for the 2020 festival, and thanks go to all who helped on the day.
The individual high gun was won by Barry Jones, Runner up was Andrew Reece.
The top three mason shots, who are to be sponsored to go forward to represent the province at the National competition, were:
- Gordon Williams, Vaga and Arrow Lodges
- Adrian Tully, Vaga and Arrow Lodges
- Paul Sabel, Dean Waterfield This was a great effort from Paul as it was his first time shooting clays
The Boules competition was won by Rob Manning!