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NSRA Affiliation No 2285

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association

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Page last updated on Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 11:47 AM

'The Chipperfield Ranges'

Photograph gives a panoramic view of The Chipperfield Ranges, Redhill, Maer, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.

The above photograph gives a panoramic view of The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.

 

Range Standing Orders And Code Of Conduct

All users of the The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA, must be aware of and comply with the information contained within the Range Standing Orders and Code of Conduct.

 

Link to details of Range Fees

 

What Do I Need To Do To Be Able To Shoot At The Chipperfield Ranges?

In order to shoot at the Ranges you must be a member of an Affiliated Club.

As a member of such a club you can shoot on the Ranges by paying an annual subscription to the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association of £36.00 or paying £5.00 per visit. (For full details see Range Fees)

All users of the The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA, must be aware of and comply with the information contained within the Range Standing Orders and Code of Conduct.

For more details regarding memberships of Affiliated Clubs please contact SSRA Website Manager

 

Links To Other Websites

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association's website (www.staffordshire-sra.org.uk) contains links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have selected any of the links in order to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over any other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by our own privacy statement.

 

Edward John Chipperfield

'What's in a name?' I hear you say. More pertinently, just who was the Edward John Chipperfield who will be forever associated with the splendid Chipperfield Ranges, located at Baldwin's Gate?

Intrigued? Then indulge yourself in this brief insight into Edward John Chipperfield - 'The Porthill Sniper' - His WW1 Escapade.

In addition to the above, Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association is delighted to have received a selection of photographs relating to Edward John Chipperfield, which detail his involvement within the sport of smallbore rifle shooting in Staffordshire.

To view a selection of the photographs, which includes photographs of various awards presented to Mr. Chipperfield, please visit the Edward John Chipperfield - A Selection of Photographs webpage.

 

News From The NSRA - 'How Shooting Benefits Disabled Athletes'

New Item indicator. Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 11:45 AM

British Shooting has published the results of research into the benefits that the 'Talent / Performance Pathway' delivers for disabled shooters.

A very interesting read which will provide encouragement to all involved in the sport.

Please visit the British Shooting website to read the article in full. This external link will open in a new browser window.

 

Closure Of The Chipperfield Ranges Complex, Baldwin's Gate

Monday, 2 November, 2020 8:25 PM

Latest Covid-19 Announcement

The following is part of the Government announcement that comes into force on the 5th of November 2020 to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

"To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close.

These include: indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys; leisure centres and gyms; sports facilities including swimming pools; golf courses and driving ranges; dance studios; stables and riding centres; soft play facilities; climbing walls and climbing centres; archery and shooting ranges; water and theme parks.

This means all shooting ranges in England must close from the 5th of November 2020 for at least four weeks.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and will publish new guidance as soon as clubs are allowed to open again.

Stay safe."

Therefore, as from midnight on Wednesday 4th November 2020, the Chipperfield Ranges Complex, and its' grounds, will be closed for all shooting.

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association will constantly monitor any future developments, and as soon as it is deemed safe and fit to do so, the SSRA will reopen the facility.

The SSRA hopes that you all stay safe and well, and look forward to resuming shooting as soon as possible.

Best wishes, and stay safe, SSRA Committee.

 

More Memorabilia - Staffordshire Rifle Association Astor Cup 1960

Photograph shows multiple views of the ceramic Staffordshire Rifle Association Astor Cup 1960.

The above photograph shows multiple views of the ceramic Staffordshire Rifle Association Astor Cup 1960

As can be seen from the back stamp on the bottom of the mug, the manufacturer is 'Alton Towers Handcraft Pottery.'

Alton Towers Handcraft Pottery was a studio pottery based at the Alton Towers theme park, and was in operation from around 1952 to 1994.

Any further information regarding this mug would be appreciated, i.e. which team in Staffordshire won the Astor Cup in 1960, whether this item was an official presentation piece, or a commemorative item.

As always, if there are any inaccuracies in the above article, or if you have further information, please contact SSRA Website Manager.

 

Medals And Memorabilia

The above photographic montage shows a selection of Staffordshire County Association Medals, and a ceramic Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug.

The above photographic montage shows a selection of Staffordshire County Association Medals, and a ceramic Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug.

 

It's time for another trip down Memory Lane, as we unearth a few items of interest from days gone-bye.

Just what are the items pictured above, and what is their relevance to the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association?

The two images of medals shown at the bottom of the montage, as shown above, are of two new additions to the collection.

All can now be revealed by visiting the Medals and Memorabilia section of the website.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Blazer Badge

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Blazer Badge

This beautifully created cloth blazer badge, with silver bullion wire detailing upon a blue background, depicts the Stafford Knot with the words 'Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association' encompassing the central design.  This striking design is mounted on a black background to further enhance the badge.

If you would like to purchase one of these very desirable badges, please visit the News webpage for full details.

 

Check The Location Of The Chipperfield Ranges Using The Interactive Google Map

You can now plan your route to the Chipperfield Ranges by using the embedded Google Map, which can be found on the Contact and Location Details webpage, also on the Facilities webpage.

 

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News From Around The Clubs

In this section of the website, Clubs which are affiliated to the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association may submit a brief item of news, which will then be considered for inclusion on the SSRA website.

If your Club has any potentially newsworthy items (other than the usual club-specific day-to-day items) that you may wish to be considered, then please contact the SSRA Website Manager.

 

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