What a shot! Witcham’s annual Pea Shooting World Championship raises £2,400 for village hall

PUBLISHED: 11:35 13 July 2017

Pea shooting champion Jim Collins . PHOTO Mike Rouse

Pea shooting champion Jim Collins . PHOTO Mike Rouse

Archant

Hundreds of people turned out to one of Witchem’s wackiest traditions – the annual Pea Shooting World Championship.

Tense action captured at Witcham during the preliminary round for the World Pea Shooting Championships. PHOTO: Mike RouseTense action captured at Witcham during the preliminary round for the World Pea Shooting Championships. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

Along with a village fair, this year’s event raised over £2,400 for Witcham Village Hall.

John Wells, one of the organisers, said: “Thanks to all who helped run the pea shoot competition, stalls, barbecue, served teas, ice cream, the bar, and all who helped set it all up and take it all down.

Tense action captured at Witcham during the preliminary round for the World Pea Shooting Championships. PHOTO: Mike RouseTense action captured at Witcham during the preliminary round for the World Pea Shooting Championships. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

“But most of all thanks to all who attended, took part, donated to the stalls, and/or spent some money. We must not forget the White Horse Inn for supporting the Pea Shoot by selling peas and pea shooters and providing a target practice area for the whole year.

“Thanks also to the Haddenham Beer Festival for the cider and other drinks, to Kings of Witcham who once again donated the trophies, and thanks to Michelle Berry for donating the most inventive pea shooter trophy for under 16-year-olds.

“Despite the clash with a local wedding the overall event entry numbers were still above average.

The 2017 winners:

World Champion Jim Collins RU Ian Thomas Ashmeade

Ladies Champion Michelle Berry RU Martha Collins

Junior Champion Martha Collins RU Madeline Bresler

Junior Team Champions Petit Pois RU Strike 31

Adult Team Champions Haddenham Easy Riders RU Stockport Massive

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s were threatened at gunpoint in Witchford when four masked men broke in and stole £20,000 in cash and jewellery.

16:11

A blind veteran from Soham has returned to the Falkland Islands on the largest RAF aircraft for the first time in 36 years since the war ended in 1982.

A converted mill overlooking the Fens and adjacent to the River Lark has come on the market with a price tag of £310,000.

16:00

Families and friends of veterans of 115 Squadron who were based at RAF Witchford airfield (now Lancaster Way Business Park) during World War II from 1943 to the end of hostilities, attended the Remembrance Service in St Andrew’s Church.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy