Clay Pigeon Shoot - 21st July

The shoot took place at Zelah Farm, Gweek by kind permission of Eric Cotter. There were not quite as many entries as in previous years, but the competition was very close and the weather excellent. The eventual winner was Chris ‘Trucker’ Johns, Dave Hearne second and Mark Rowe in third place. The Ladies Prize went to Jacqui Laity.

Gweek Silver Band Gala Week 2017

Band Sunday - 23rd July

As with last year’s event, we used the excellent facilities at the Helford River Gig Club, to whom we are most grateful. The weather was good, the sky was clear and it was warm enough for some players to have to remove their jackets!

Once again, our friends from Porthleven Town Band were our guests for the evening. To start, the massed band came up the hill into the field to the march ‘Old Regiment’.

After a concert by Gweek, the band presented a cheque for £300 to the Cornwall Air Ambulance representative, Mr Peter Martin.

Porthleven then gave an extremely entertaining concert, and the evening ended with a few pieces by the massed band. An excellent evening, enjoyed by all.

Pig Roast - 25th July

The Tuesday evening, started off OK but, unfortunately,turned to heavy drizzle later. However, we had a couple of hours in which people could spend their money, watch the sports, eat pork rolls and listen to Helston Concert Brass who provided the musical entertainment for the evening. There were several stalls and competitions, a raffle and children’s sports, Tug-of-war and sheaf pitching during the evening.

Several large joints of pork, donated by Dales Butchers, Helston, were cooked to perfection by Chris Dale, the crackling being especially popular! The first few slices were auctioned by Philip Care and the honour of biting into the first pork baguette went to our Patron and landlord of the Black Swan, Gweek, Alec Robertson. A large queue then formed to purchase tasty pork rolls.

Despite the bad weather, the event turned out to be a great success.

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The Gweek Silver Band would like to thank all those who took part or were involved in any way and we look forward to seeing you again next year.