Coot Shoots - 1
Photo from family collection
Derek Gibbs tells of how Ted Piggin, the Head Keeper, was in charge of the punts that were used to drive the coots towards the guns.
As soon as the “official” shoot started shooting, all the locals who were on the side of the Broad started shooting, too, confident that their guns would not be heard by the main shooting party…
Ted Piggin, the Head Keeper, in his punt.
Ted was the father of another of our “Voices”, Kathleen Deary.