Colin Ross Memorial Shoot

Essex Shooting Ground Tuesday March 13th 2018 in aid of Guide Dogs for the blind.

Colin sadly passed away at the Shooting Ground on October 13th 2016, due to a heart attack.

The Essex Masonic Clay Shooting Association have since very kindly provided us with a defibrillator.


100 Bird Sporting Team & individual Shoot, further details to appear nearer the date.

In 2017 Team Barrow Heath were clear winners, a big well done to Team Barrow Heath top 4 scores, Phil Moss, Stuart Lodge, Keith Williamson & last but not least High Gun of the day on 83/100 Phil Dyer.

Medals were presented by Colin’s wife Barbara, accompanied by their children & grand children.

Team medals & annual trophy kindly provided by the Met Police Clay shooting Club


 The trophy below will be engraved with Team Barrow Heath as winners for 2017,  it will be on display at the Essex Shooting Ground.

A raffle was held to raise funds for Colin’s favourite charity, Guide Dogs For The Blind.

£390 was raised from the raffle, well supported by everyone, thank you very much. We doubled the £390 to make £780. Phil Moss very kindly added £20 to make a nice round £800 for the charity. A big thank you to Hazel & Alan Pomfret & Pete Goodwin for their help with the raffle, would have been impossible without them. Hazel did a first class job of selling the tickets & preparing them for Colin’s Grandchildren to pull winning tickets out of the bucket at the end of the day. An equally big thank you for the raffle prize donations. Pete Goodwin brought a Jack Pyke shooting bucket / seat full of shooting goodies to raffle with him, very kindly donated by RoeFireArms of Benfleet. Pete also arranged a pass for a day at the races for 2 in Kelso, kindly donated by Tracy Meston. Roger Hill kindly donated a shooting lesson. Various bottles of drink appeared on the table to add to the raffle, not sure where they all came from but John Hall provided the Champagne I think, thanks John.

1000 Eley First cartridges  from Clay Pigeon Shoot Ltd ticket 376 Lee Butler

Shooting seat/ bucket from Roe Firearms ticket 155 ( Martin Spellman we think )

A day pass for 2 at Kelso races from Tracy Meston ticket 306 Phil Butcher

6 bottles of assorted bottles of plonk ticket 23 Alan Pomfret, ticket 151 Martin Spellman ( we think), ticket 94 Trevor Bird, ticket 206 Dave Edwards, ticket 133 Roger Knightly, ticket 244 Rod Blacklock

Shooting Lesson from Roger Hill ticket 34, Neil Morgan

Purdey book / brochure x 2 from Phil Butcher ticket 106 Alan, ticket 39 Angela

A selection of photos from the day below, we’re planning on the 2018 event being in the summer, on a weekday.