Carl’s rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ nights were back on course
There looked like being a showdown at the hoedown when a crittur made off with cowboy Carl Gippert’s gun.
But now things are darn tootin’ again down on the Deneside ranch after the bad guy came clean and did the decent thing.
He returned the replica Colt 45 after Carl alerted the sheriff ’s men down at the local police station.
Carl who hails from the Seaham area, was worried in case some youngster who fancied himself as Billy the Kid got hurt with the gun, which fires blanks.
It was taken at a County and Western Night at the George Inn, Deneside.
It happened as Carl was dancing to the Nashville Edition group.
Now that everything is fine and dandy once more, he is looking forward to a lot more rootin’ shootin’ nights, as more and more people put on their stetsons and mosey down to the dance.
Honest Injun, the cowboy nights are getting more popular in the town. Were you one of the people who went along to the regular country and western nights and what do you remember of them. Or is there another memory of Wearside and County Durham you would prefer to share with us? It could be anything from your favourite pub to the department store you loved the most. Get in touch by emailing chris.cord[email protected]media. co.uk