Shooting stars in Lincolnshire
All-girl gun club Femmes Fatales was formed in 2014 and run clay shooting events nationwide. They held their first ever Lincolnshire event on Saturday 13th August, hosted by Grimsby girl Liane Burton at White Lodge Shooting School in Ulceby. Sixteen guests, most of whom had never shot before received expert tuition from former England shooting team representatives Robert and Rose Jobson, proprietors of the gorgeous venue.
A fun competition took place once the girls had learned the basics, with prizes up for grabs kindly donated by Lincolnshire businesses Daniella Draper Jewellery, Greenio Ltd, Clare Shaw Artist and Marsh & Bumble Country Accessories.
Chiara King was the overall winner, whilst the four-woman flush was won by Amy Oliver with Madeleine Teasdale, Anna Wooster and Melissa Cliff. There was an additional prize for the ‘clay conservationist’ of the day, AKA the one that let the most clays get away: Danielle Bradford.
Also in attendance, perhaps learning some country skills for her role in the Dales, was actress Sophie Powles who plays Holly Barton in ITV soap Emmerdale. She looked at ease with the shotgun and made shooting look effortless despite having only shot once before.
The girls will be returning to Lincolnshire soon and hope to welcome more women to try the sport. Details can be found at www.femmes-fatales.co.uk. Date to be confirmed.