Fenland Wildfowlers’ Association celebrate their 60th anniversary with a celebration dinner
MORE than 70 members and guests of the Fenland Wildfowler’s Association attended their 60th anniversary dinner at the White Lion Hotel in Wisbech.
A toast was proposed by Tony Laws, the former director of conservation at the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, and Association chairman Malcolm Narborough responded.
Malcolm told how the club was formed at the Angel Hotel in Wisbech on October 15 1952, and the club had gone from strength to strength, boasting a membership of more than 300.
The Association has 132 acres of land on eight areas of Welney Wash, and hire nine miles of foreshore between the rivers Nene and Ouse. They also hold a game shoot on 1,000 acres of farmland behind the sea wall at Terrington.
Mr Narborough said: “All round conservation goes hand in hand with the shooting activities, together with the furthering of the safe education of young shots.”
Other speakers included the club chairman Paul Evans, and internationally renowned wildlife photographer Chris Knights.
Former Association chairman Paul Oakley proposed a toast to wildfowling, and Kevin Thatcher, the chairman of Wells and District Wildfowlers’ Association responded.