The Inter Livery Clay at Holland & Holland, 15-16 May
It did not pass the Gunmakers that the results for the inter-livery clay shoot were announced at Guildhall at the same time that the Company was elsewhere, enjoying its Summer Banquet. However, that did not deter and the Assistant Clerk was dispatched from Painters’ Hall to monitor the announcements and duly collect the prizes.
The event itself took place this year over two days, 15-16 May at Holland & Holland. The Gunmakers were allowed 7 teams which, despite the ‘format’ being adjusted to spread the prizes, acquitted themselves well. The Court Team (John Browning, Daryl Greatrex, Graham Hill and Carl Langton) were top in the Masters and Court Team, thus retaining the famous Horners’ Trophy. They also won the Top Livery Team thus retaining the Alan Ritson Cup. Gunmakers B Team won Best side by side (David Williams, Patrick Hawes, Francis Lovel and Mark O’Dowd). And finally, while Nicole Escue was the runner up overall for the ladies, she was the top livery lady shot.
Congratulations and well done to the teams, with winnings of some £1,500 going to the Gunmakers’ Company Charitable Trust. Our grateful thanks to the organisers of this hugely successful event, Chris Parr of the Environmental Cleaners and Richard Ferrand of the Fishmongers.
- 26th Inter Livery Clay Shoot, Holland & Holland will take place 13-14 May 2020
- Young Inter Livery Clay (under 40s) Saturday 16 May 2020 (if the demand is sufficient)
Inter Livery Rifle Shooting, Bisley, 31 May 2019
Teams of three competed in the Bakers’ Inter Livery Rifle Shoot at Bisley, 31 May. Team Gunmakers won the Running Boar thanks to the amazing score by Liveryman Patrick Turner, who also won the overall highest individual score as well. Liveryman Peter McGowan came joint first, with a full 100 out of a 100 in the Sniper Rifle. Proceeds from the day were in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.