Gallery: Enthusiasts enjoy Peashooting championships

PEASHOOTING enthusiasts – and curious novices - flocked to Witcham on Saturday for the 38th annual Peashooting championships. The event started in 1971 when an entrepreneurial headmaster harnessed the natural energy of his naughty schoolboys and started a

PEASHOOTING enthusiasts - and curious novices - flocked to Witcham on Saturday for the 38th annual Peashooting championships.

The event started in 1971 when an entrepreneurial headmaster harnessed the natural energy of his naughty schoolboys and started an official pea-shooting competition, which uses putty to determine where the hard peas, shot through a straw, land.

George Hollis was crowned champion pea shooter for the fourth year in a row and declared that his success was "all about the pea".

Proceeds from the international event will go, as every year, towards the upkeep of the village hall.