Guys and gals,

A quick note for your shooting calendar

After deciding that a November/December shoot was both cold and often wet as well as being in the middle of game shooting season, we’ve decided to have it at the slightly earlier time of —– JULY

Friday 21st July 2017 to be exact

Shooting with the Surrey Shooting School at Ironsbottom then meeting and dining at Nutfield Centre

More details to come shortly

Dear Brethren,

Some of you may already know that I have been set up to challenge myself, on the upcoming event for the 2019 Festival by abseiling down Guildford Cathedral on the 6th May, please come along if you want to see a grown man screaming like a little girl.

Any monies raised will be assigned to our own Lodge’ relief chest, so if you can, please give generously not forgetting to tick the gift aid, its very simple just click the link below.

Thanks for your support

https://e0130.everydayhero.com/uk/dan-williamson

This observational documentary from Emporium Productions lifts the lid on the Freemasons, the secretive 300-year-old society that is notoriously guarded and seldom shares details of its machinations and rituals

The series was commissioned as a four-parter but on delivery earlier this year, Sky and the Freemasons themselves agreed that it should be extended by one hour

This observational documentary from Emporium Productions lifts the lid on the Freemasons, the secretive 300-year-old society that is notoriously guarded and seldom shares details of itsmachinations and rituals

The series was commissioned as a four-parter but on delivery earlier this year, Sky and the Freemasons themselves agreed that it should be extended by one hour

Emporium’s Emma Read, who is renowned for securing difficult access after series like Sky 1’s Harrow: A Very British School, won the confidence of the organisation and has delivered a series that she says “found the fun” in Freemasonry, as well as uncovering its secrets

The show features stories from across England and Wales, including the consecration of a new lodge in Cardiff, and features individuals from many walks of life – from ex-military members in the north-west to biker Freemasons in Newcastle

“We told a story of 21st century men and why they joined, what they get out of it, and why they would want to join something where they have to learn all these rituals perfectly and dress up in aprons and gloves,” Read explains

The show is being distributed by Hat Trick International. Director of sales Sarah Tong says that because of the unprecedented access and the intrigue that surrounds the organisation, she expects it to easily attract an international audience

“People will think they know what a Freemason is – this sort of secret society – so they’ll watch thinking it’s all very peculiar and strange, and that’s why it will sell,” she explains

The society has members across the world, including a massive contingent in the US, which Tong says she hopes will give the show traction there. Hat Trick is also targeting Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavian and Europe. And although Tong says Asia might be harder to crack, she hasn’t ruled it out. Mipcom will mark the start of the distributors’ sales drive for Inside The Freemasons, and Tong says Hat Trick has “kept it really close to our chests” to maintain some intrigue around the title. “It’s the kind of show that nobody was going to buy until they’d seen it, so they could really understand the access,” she adds

The  533th Meeting of the Prince David Lodge no 4915 was held at Glenmore House, Surbiton, Surrey on Friday 24th February & most unusually for us – not a shot was fired!

This being the meeting where a new Master is installed and officers appointed to the various roles of the lodge – it’s more a DJ than an OU (over and under) doo!

Nevertheless, a jolly good turnout saw W.Bro Bob Whiting installed as Worshipful Master by W.Bro Mike Bushby at a most enjoyable meeting.

A few nibbles at the bar followed by an excellent 5 course dinner, which included Moules followed by Steak & Chips, rounded off a superb evening.

The next meeting on Friday 21st April 2017 sees us return to our usual Non Masons welcome shoot/meet/dine format; with a round of clays at Mainstone Hill inside Army Training Centre Pirbright, meeting at Sit Perpetuum Bisley Camp and dining at Artist Rifles.

I hope to see you there?

Book in at http://princedavidlodge.org.uk/event/st-georges-day-shoot-and-meet/

The Charlotte Fawcett

Memorial Charity Shoot

In aid of Shooting Star Chase on Saturday 25th March

Join us for breakfast baps at 9:15am at The Surrey Shooting School- Ironsbottom, RH2 8QG

Clay shoot begins at 10am for novices & 10:15am for experienced guns

60 Bird shoot for experienced guns £55
– (excluding cartridges)

50 Bird shoot for beginners/novices £75
– (including qualified instructors, cartridges & guns)

Price includes donation to Shooting Star- Chase, breakfast &  lunch

Onto The Plough, Church Road, Leigh RH2 8NJ for lunch at approximately 12:00pm with Prize giving, and raffle at 1:30pm.

 

Shoot limited to 100 so HURRY, book your space NOW!

 

Contact Bob Barnes for more details:

Tel: 07850 801 713 or E-mail:

mail@bobbarnes.co.uk

siberiaThe details are finalised and we’re looking forward to our next Shoot and Meet on 8th December

Details are on our website at:

http://www.princedavidlodge.org.uk/event/december-2016-shoot-and-meeting/

Long Siberia is a great shooting ground, with a wide selection of stands (although I do not yet know which ones the organiser has chosen for us, he is keeping that a closely guarded secret so I can’t go and practice them beforehand!) from rabbits, fast low incoming grouse simulations to a very high tower called Big Ben