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  • Birthday 27/10/1946

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    Shooting clays, motorcycling

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  1. The first one I had was a grand vitara, sz5 2011,1.9 diesel.(not as good fuel economy) but bomb proof. The next 2 have both been Vitara.2015 and 2018. 1.6 diesel they have a very impressive sports mode button and will comfortable do 65mpg no matter how you drive them. Very good on tyres and virtually zero emmisions. The 2nd one I sold with 45,000 on the clock and the inside of the exhaust was still shining.I have never had to spend any extra money on any of them except for servicing in a total of 125,000 miles. All 3 were 4 x4 models. You could do a lot worse than getting a low mileage one. From Auntie.
  2. I am on my 3rd diesel vitara.It is a fantastic truck all the refinements of modern expectations.Excellent in snow and ice and100% reliable. Best bit.... I get at least65 to the gallon out of it. My partner who doesn't drive as spirited as me manages72mpg. What's not to like.... From Auntie.
  3. Marine barracks are the best ground out of all the grounds mentioned on here. Tony sets targets that are excellent,it's cheap, good crack, and we'll worth a visit. Once you are on the base, you need to show id at the guard house and then drive through the base to the ground. There is always someone to shoot round with and the locals don't bite. From Auntie.
  4. Dave is one of the best game shots in the country.the other amazing fact about him is that he only has one eye, which by all accounts in my eyes makes his shooting skills truly awesome. From Auntie.
  5. I went there when I first started to shoot about 30 years ago.I recall it being quite a trek up hill. My most memorable feature of the ground was something called a gentleman's rise,(this ment instead of calling for the bird, you nodded your head, someone behind you honked a horn or blew a whistle and off the clay went) Bizzare never seen it before or since. From Auntie.
  6. Same folks that were paying before.fromAuntie.
  7. And mine add birdie song, sugar sugar and any other bubble gum yuk.
  8. That's the one I would have suggested. From Auntie.
  9. And proper targets... from Auntie.
  10. Smaller conkers were always the best, soaked in vinegar and then polished with Dubbin. Unbeatable... from Auntie.
  11. Goodness me, I thought this was a shooting forum not mumsnet. For the record nothing beats a whiff of Castrol R.... from Auntie.🏍️
  12. I know. still glad i'm out of it though....
  13. Yes he does, I had a lot of very loyal clients and the company is still turning over a million pounds a year. Secret is to keep away from the bucket and spade stuff.. There used to be a similar shop to mine up in your neck of the woods..... Hank Sharpe Travel, I believe his 2 sons still do OK out of the company. It was the only travel agent that never had any brochures on display but the lads and staff were well travelled and really knew their stuff..... from Auntie.
  14. Over 40 years ago, i was very proud to open my brand new travel agency ,at that time Thos Cook was the role model to aim for about 20 years ago the same Thos Cook started down the slippery road to ruin and joined the other high street holiday shops using cheap untravelled staff with very little expertise. Stack um high, sell um cheap...... Most of the clients who booked through the travel agent will be Ok as they will be covered by ABTA or one of the other bonded companies around, but may have to wait many months to get refunded. I only used to use ABTA companies and if one of them failed , I immediatly re booked my clients out of my own pocket and waited the normal 4 months for ABTA to refund me. One particular booking for a wealthy lady cost me £28,000 untill i was repaid but that is what ethical companies would do. Fat chance of that happening today.The Chief executive of Thos Cook is on £6.8 million a year, man at the top £8.4 million and all the many non executive on £4 million each.....Thank God I sold my business before the loons took over........ from Auntie.
  15. Good to know it's busy, its a cracking ground and always superb targets. from Auntie.
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