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

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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

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