Guardian of the Birmingham Proof House Ian Butler is celebrating his Hereford & Worcester Shooting Ground’s 70th anniversary this year. He has owned the ground since 1981, but it already had a rich history within the gun trade when Westley Richards Gunmakers used the ground when it first started in 1946, then shortly after by William Powell Gunmakers.
Today H&W SG has an exquisite clubhouse in the style of a Scottish sporting lodge, and the ground uses 60 automatic clay traps for Skeet, Sporting and Trap throughout woodland and by the lakeside. Ian said: “So much has changed since I started, but it’s been an absolute pleasure to put my mark on the grounds. We’ve recently undergone substantial renovations to parts of the 20-acre site. We’re proud with what we’ve achieved and we’ve been very lucky to attract some fantastic customers.’’
If you would like to share in the celebrations, visit www.hwsg.co.uk or call 01527 65496.