Somerset Freemasonry went off with a BANG when The Adair Club, the official light blues club of Somerset, organized a day Clay Target Shooting
The day started off at The Mendip Shooting grounds restaurant, where everyone tucked into a hearty full English breakfast.
After this Rob Collins, the North West Area Rep who organised the event gave a safety briefing and laid out the fixtures for the day. Craig Harding, the Adair club secretary then gave a talk on how the day was to be organised, who would be competing against who, and score cards were handed out.
Representatives from other light blues clubs joined the fun, including Porsum Temper from Gloucestershire, and the Cubit Club from Worcestershire, and as is often the case for Adair, wives, partners and friends were made most welcome
Rob Collins headed up his coaching team for the novices and those that had not shot before, which included Mike Norton, the Adair Club Chairman, who never liked the idea of guns, but under Robs professional guidance was seen hitting clays and thoroughly enjoying himself.
Wayne Brooks’ (Gloucestershire Mason) son Jasper joined in with his toy cap gun along with Craig Harding Son Frederick. Both boys were both treated as stars amongst the group.
Everyone stopped for lunch at the Mendip Shooting Grounds, which was followed by a trophy presentation.
Ben Maffei Cubit Light Blues Club of Worcestershire took top gun.
2nd place Andy Smith (Cubit Club)
3rd joint place Sam Sheasby (Adair Club) Wayne Brooks (Porsum Semper)
The Wooden Spoon was won by Secretary of The Adair Club Craig Harding, lots of cheers and applause from our group as well as other shooting ground patrons and staff.
A wonderful Masonic social days shooting, as is attested by the photos below.
Subsequent to the event, Ben Maffei, Master of Severn Lodge 5583 sent the following via email .
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