Violet Reade Age: 90 ACTA Club: Werribee Gun Club Preferred Discipline: DTL - Single or Double Age Started Clay Target Shooting: 25 Years Clay Target Shooting: 65 Shooting Achievements: Other Interests: Other Personal Info: I started shooting when I was 25 years old. My husband was a shooter and talked me into it. I started at the old Coburg Gun Club in 1948. My gun was a side by side hammer gun. Browning over and under, it was great to use. It took awhile but finally George Biggs sold it to me and he ironed out alot of faults I had so it did not take me long to go from 12 yards to 22 yards. He said it was the first time a women had done it. Open competition was great. I did well in in Skeet Tower mixed bird down the line in double and single. Double with my husband, I did not see many women shooting, I think the fact they did not have events for women helped them out. My husband (Bill Jones) had to give up shooting as he was a very sick man and he was only 48 when he died. He was the one that made me love shooting. He also taught me how to run our engine works. I ran it and then retired but kept on with my shooting. The Shepparton Gun Club put on a womens double barrel commonwealth shoot, 40 targets from 20 metres and I won 37/40. It was great to see all the women there. Looking for a lady shooter to nominate for the Hall of Fame, a first for women in clay target shooting and it has been a great honour for me being inducted into the ACTA Hall of Fame in 2010. The women shooters today are doing a great job. My shooting days are over being in my 90's but I would love to still be in it. I married again, hence the name Reade but 'Tim' is still my nick name. Good shooting to all.