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Shotgun and Chelsea Bun at West Kent Shooting School

shotgun-and-chelsea-bunOn a cold, but sunny morning I made my way to West Kent Shooting School to photograph shooters both novices and advanced run by Shotgun and Chelsea Bun.

Katie Excell the Kent representative of the organisation was busy both welcoming the shooters and making sure everyone was introduced and were not being left standing on their own.  Staff at West Kent Shooting School were providing much needed hot beverages.

Then after being divided into teams of similar abilities the teams were partnered with experienced tutors who gave valuable tips and advice throughout the morning.

What did I do? I photographed the event. A highlight for me was to go on a buggy and be given a tour of the school by Gillian who runs the school, who explained the how the different shooting areas worked and where I could and couldn’t stand.  For obvious reasons some of the photos taken were staged under supervision.  Even though I knew the shotguns weren’t loaded, it was not a comfortable view shooting down the barrel of a gun.

The morning ended with traditional tea and coffee and cakes during which rosettes were awarded for the winners of the morning and for the person who provided the most popular cake, which in this case was won by sausage rolls.

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