The Shooting Day Tuesday 4th June 2019:

18 members & guests took part in the annual Clay Pigeon Shoot on Tuesday 4th June 2019!

William Alldis (Michael’s Son) has now taken over the shooting school as well as The Cart Shed Restaurant ( although the restaurant is still being re-fitted after the fire!)
We therefore started with a cook breakfast, as usual, at Weald Park Place on the same site as the restaurant and is owned by William’s Mother Isabel 
The shooting took place in two groups and while one group were shooting the clay’s the other group took part in an Air Gun competition, and fly fishing for those who wanted to.
This was followed by a splendid lunch of roast beef followed by apple & rhubarb crumble all washed down with a selection of red or white wine. 
Charlie Freeman( a young  man, who plays in the Spurs Academy)  won both the Clay & Air Gun prize and the OLA Cup Base went the Steve Crosby(1985)
After-event Meal

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The Shooting Day Tuesday 21st June 2016:

The Shooting Day at Michael Aldiss’s Shooting School was another successful event. Regulars and novices alike all shared in the excitement of blasting away with 12-bore, and 20-bore shotguns, as well as the rather quieter and gentler .22 gas driven air rifle. Michael’s tuition included many shooting disciplines; single clays through the air, followed by rolling “rabbit” clays and eventually double clays flying through the air. The standard of marksmanship, or more correctly, markspersonship, was exceptional, especially by Keith, Tony and Becky, who all made it look so easy. The day’s novice (Andrew Kaye 1953) found the weight of the shotguns a surprising challenge after about 25 shots and the gun started getting out of control and wavering about, much to Michael’s consternation; “Careful, it’s a bloody loaded weapon”. Well, one has to learn these skills!  The exciting day ended with a superb 3-course meal at Michael’s son, William’s, new restaurant “The Cart Shed” at Thornwood. Get a booking there and you won’t be disappointed; there are some birds of prey on site as well.

Results:                 High Gun        1st Keith Bowden (1955)  42 points
                                                           2nd Becky Gemmill            39 points
                              Side by Side     1st Tony Tarling (Guest)   40 points
                                                           2nd Paul Bacon (Guest)    33 points
                              Air Gun Overall   winner            Keith Bowden(1955)
                                                          Joint 2nd       Becky & Kate Gemmill

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