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Important Notice : COVID-19

Important notice : COVID-19

Having thought long and hard about this we have reluctantly taken the decision to close the gun club for the time being.
We did discuss carrying on shooting without opening the shed or taking physical money or using score cards and using gloves for buttoning etc and these looked attractive options if it gave people some opportunity to enjoy some sporting activity and fresh air.
However, on the other hand we felt it would not send the right message to others in the village who were not aware of the measures we had taken and could easily think we were being cavalier in the face of the constraints we are all being asked to face.
On balance therefore we have erred on the side of caution. We will keep reviewing the position with the aim of re-opening as soon as we can.
We hope you, your families and friends all stay well at this time and look forward to seeing you all again before too long.
With all best wishes
Ian, Glen, Mark and Colin

Alan Hills Funeral

Alan Hills Funeral arrangements
the funeral will take place on 22 February at Westerleigh Crematoriam, Westerleigh, at 12.30 and refreshments will take place at the Thornbury Golf Club, Thornbury after.
It would be good if a club representative was able to attend.

Alan Hills

It saddens me to have to report that Alan Hills passed away on Saturday 19th January after a long struggle with illness. I will update with funeral details in due course.
Alan was a stalwart member from the early days and was one of the key members responsible for building our current club house many years ago and that stands as a tribute to the quality of his workmanship and commitment to the club.
He was a consistently competent shot. He will be sadly missed.

Alan Hills

Good Morning,

I trust that you are all well and that the club is as vibrant as ever. Certainly seems so, I keep abreast of events via the excellent web site.

I thought that you and the Club may be unaware that Alan, has been diagnosed with dementia and cancer, with a terminal prognosis of two months to live. I became aware in late August and Lynne and I have been keeping in touch with him on the phone weekly and visiting every four weeks.

He is keeping in remarkably strong spirits, although of course becomes very depressed and frustrated at times. We saw him on Thursday last (08th), checking the visitors book at reception I noted that he had not had a visitor for a couple of days, I get the impression that sometimes the period between visitors is considerably longer.

I am sure that additional visitors would be very welcome, particularly from the Club, as he knows so many over the long years of membership that he so enjoyed. Barbara his wife is 82 yrs on 22 November and struggles without a car to make the journey and therefore does so infrequently, from their home in Cheddar to Winterbourne. It may perhaps be possible for a Club member living locally, to combine the visit with giving Barbara a lift. I am sure that it would be greatly appreciated by both Al and Babs.

Alan is at: Blossom Fields Nursing Home, 86 High Street, Winterbourne, BS36 1 RB.
Telephone: 0117 3301400. His own mobile: 07742 130845.
Barbara’s email address is
Visiting hours are unlimited.

I know that you all appreciate that the very essence of the Club from the early days of 1979 was one of mutual support for past and present members. I am sure that this worthy ethos is as strong and vibrant today, as it was all those years ago.

Kind Regards,

Dominic O’Connor.


at Blagdon Valley Gun Club
on 20th August 2017
Order of events
25 bird Pro-Sport Club Trophy
50 bird Pairs Flush Trophy
3pm Onward – Family BBQ & Children’s Bouncy Castle. (Meal tickets – Adult £7.50/Child £2.50)
Shooting is Free to Club Members/ Non Members are welcome (£10) Shooting will commence after the normal morning shoot at 12pm Please book your place asap
For details contact Glen Hooper – (07900) 265913