The Worshipful Company of Constructors was again represented at the annual Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot, which was held at the Holland and Holland Shooting Ground on 16th May.
Team Captain, Henry Lamb and fellow Court Assistant Iain Meek were this year joined by fellow Freeman, Matthew Bines of Morgan Sindall and for a second time, Graham Brown of Savills, who is not yet a member of the Company but Henry is working on him on an annual basis!
After another extraordinarily early start to get around the M25 in time for 0730hrs breakfast of bacon rolls, coffee and the general chaos of feeding 464+ guns/observers for an 0800hrs start at the pegs, the intrepid Constructors Guns headed out accompanied by our official observer, Court Assistant Tim Fitch, who “only had to roll out of bed to be at the Holland & Holland shooting grounds on time”.
There were a number of photos circulated on Twitter at the time and although the weather held out for us for the first time in something like 4 years, our over all score petered out 1 less than last year’s 200/400 at 199 but who’s counting? As Henry says “It’s the taking part as far as I am concerned!”
In terms of where we stood in the running, we were 68th out of 116 teams, behind the Wheelwrights and ahead of the Art Scholars . Alas with all the equal scores, this put us at a reasonably unimpressive 11th from the bottom of the list. Personal scores were a little better with Henry coming in joint 26th (with 14 others!), Matthew Bines 28th (19 of them), Graham Brown 33rd (13 of them) and Iain Meek getting the ones that got away….. 56th.
Until next year…. roll up, roll up!