The 2017/18 Game Season has certainly flown by, this weekend saw the last of the year and there's just a few days left for those lucky enough to be out with mans best friend, their favourite shot gun and enjoying the great outdoors and last of what the game shooting season here in the UK has to offer! We hope you've had a fantastic season, filled with many memories, plenty of plans for next year and the hip flasks are nearing a drought!
We look forward to hearing your tales and tribulations, especially how our customers heading out for their first day out on a peg got on.
It seems just yesterday we were busy getting ready for the Glorious Twelfth and Chatsworth Country Fair, both of which we now look forward to for 2018!
Tony & Matthew thoroughly enjoyed a day on a local shoot together earlier in the season! Shooting a bespoke T.R.White Son & Co Side-by-Side and Over-and-Under that were built here on site in the Workshop by Tony himself.
Pictured here sporting their ‘vintage’ & new generation Schoffel and Le Chameau wear.
Hopefully you've kept warm and dry during this truly British Winter weather helped by the fantastic Gortex & Venturi wear from the Schoffel range and Le Chameau Wellingtons which have been a welcome addition to the shop this year. In addition to these staple brands we are very happy to now be stockists of the fantastic MacWet gloves too, just one of the additions as we continually invest in our range at Whites.
We hold an extensive year round stock with sporting and lifestyle perfect for all occasions, whether you're off fishing or to the races, with valentines next on the horizon, get ahead of the game and treat your loved one to something from the range, perhaps a none threadbare pair of socks or a replacement flat cap that vanished..
We’ve certainly enjoyed the sport of #Schoffelspotting alone and the familiar faces on a Saturday morning for a cup of Whites Coffee before a a day on a local shoot!
Pictured here are some of the unofficial uniform squad, with the trade mark Ochre Cotton Cashmere Schoffel Jumpers and Shirts..
The first acquirer believes that we should "Lead don't follow".
As another season ends we cast our thoughts towards the upcoming country dates for the diary; with something for everyone. We've highlighted just a few of our annual events, which we're sure are amongst plenty of other local Game Fairs, Point-To-Points, Races, Races, County Shows, Young Farmer Rallys and many other annual occasions in your diaries!
We're looking forward to another, even bigger National Ladies Shooting Day this June, a continuing uptake in the sport by you lovely ladies is evident all around and we can't wait for late night Wednesdays here at Oakedge Shooting Ground ourselves!
Keep your eyes open for our style guides coming soon!
The Whites Girls will be showcasing our top picks and combinations of our range at Whites from head to toe, including Dubarry Tweeds, cashmere and fur and the perfect accessories for ladies day, and plenty of chinos & shirts for you gents too.
Coming soon from Whites HQ..
T.R.White Son & Co Gunmaker Matts' Gun-Cleaning Guid
We all do it, promise we’ll be much more pro-active at cleaning our guns down and perhaps don't do so! But as the end of season approaches and your guns are put away for a few months these top tips are a must see!
Enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Come the end of the season you may be lucky enough to have a freezer or larder full of game including pheasant, partridge, woodcock or ducks. With the opportunity for endless roasts, pies and casseroles ... check out our game meat recipe post for some traditional and modern takes on recipes to try out, perfect for the experienced game cook & those new to game cookery. (We are self-appointed food critics if you need any tasters..)
Whatever you are up to, keep us updated and let us know if there's anything we can help you with.
Wishing you an extremely prosperous 2018!
The Whites Team x