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Women take aim at shooting day

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

lining up:  Kelly Baddeley with instructor Nigel Gillman

lining up: Kelly Baddeley with instructor Nigel Gillman

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GUN-TOTING girls got together at Prescott Shooting on Saturday.

The Winchcombe club hosted a ladies only event for the day.

More than 20 woman from across the South West tried their hand at blasting some clay pigeons out of the skies under the guidance of its instructors.

Afterwards they enjoyed tea and cake and a mini prize-giving.

Kelly Baddeley, 24, who had travelled from Stratford-upon-Avon, said: "I found out about it on Twitter and thought it would be fun and a bit different.

"It was brilliant fun and making it women only was a fantastic way to make it more accessible."

Daniel Martin, from the club, said: "Anything we can do to encourage ladies into shooting is good."

The event was organised by Victoria Knowles-Lacks, who runs the Chelsea Bun Club, hosting women only shooting events across the UK.

She said: "It combines my two favourite things, shooting and cake and has really taken off. Last year we had 1,000 women coming through our events."

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4 comments

  • lordigaga  |  February 12 2013, 6:16PM

    when guns are available loonies will get hold of them and kill people, those who gave me red marks,what part of that don't you understand?

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  • QuedgeleyGuy  |  February 12 2013, 11:23AM

    Looks like a pointless hobby to me.

    |   -2
  • geraint2010  |  February 12 2013, 11:15AM

    Better shooting clays than maiming and killing game birds for fun.

    |   1
  • lordigaga  |  February 12 2013, 10:39AM

    women are mad enough as it is without letting them loose with guns, men as well by the way. why don't we learn from the yanks?

    |   -5

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