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Edward John Chipperfield - A Selection of Photographs - Page 2

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'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, Redhill, Maer, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.

ALL users of the Chipperfield Ranges (Baldwin's Gate) MUST be aware of AND COMPLY WITH the information contained within the Range Standing Orders and Code of Conduct.

No Rest For The Hard-Working Scorers

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.

Copies of the aforementioned photographs, some of which appear on this website, have been very kindly donated by Richard Anthony Chipperfield Jones, the grandson of Edward John Chipperfield.

If you have any comments, or can supply more information regarding the photographs, please E-Mail the SSRA Website Manager.

Photograph shows Mrs. Ethel Chipperfield - the wife of Edward John Chipperfield (pictured left) - scoring targets, assisted by W.B. Godwin (pictured right.)

The above photograph shows Mrs. Ethel Chipperfield - the wife of Edward John Chipperfield (pictured left) - scoring targets, assisted by W.B. Godwin (pictured right.)

E.J. Chipperfield Deep In Conversation

Photograph shows E.J. Chipperfield deep in conversation with a shooting colleague - it looks a serious topic too.

The above photograph shows E.J. Chipperfield deep in conversation with a shooting colleague - it looks a serious topic too.

The E.J. Chipperfield Trophy Winner's Plaque 1954

Photograph shows The E.J. Chipperfield Trophy Winner's Plaque 1954.

The above photograph shows The E.J. Chipperfield Trophy Winner's Plaque 1954.

The E.J. Chipperfield Trophy Winner's Plaque 1954 was presented to Edward John Chipperfield as a personal keepsake for winning the E.J. Chipperfield Trophy in 1954.

Mr. Chipperfield, who was shooting for Newcastle-under-Lyme Police Rifle Club at that period in time, won the E.J. Chipperfield Trophy with a winning score of 894 points out of a possible 900 points.

The Moat Cup Winner's Plaque 1954

Photograph shows The Moat Cup Winner's Plaque 1954.

The above photograph shows The Moat Cup Winner's Plaque 1954.

The Moat Cup Winner's Plaque 1954 was presented to Edward John Chipperfield as a personal keepsake for winning the Moat Cup in 1954.

Mr. Chipperfield, who was shooting for Newcastle-under-Lyme Police Rifle Club at that period in time, won the Moat Cup with a winning score of 894 points out of a possible 900 points.

The Corbishley Cup Winner's Replica Trophy

Photograph shows The Corbishley Cup Winner's Replica Trophy - (year uncertain).

The above photograph shows The Corbishley Cup Winner's Replica Trophy - (year uncertain).

The Corbishley Cup Winner's Replica Trophy was presented to Edward John Chipperfield as a personal keepsake for winning the Corbishley Cup - (year uncertain).

Two Staffordshire County Rifle Association Short Range Medals

Photograph shows two Staffordshire County Rifle Association Short Range Medals, which were awarded to E.J. Chipperfield - (dates uncertain).

The above photograph shows two Staffordshire County Rifle Association Short Range Medals, which were awarded to E.J. Chipperfield - (dates uncertain).

England International Secretary 1959 Medal - Plus - NSRA Special Award Medal For 'Services To Shooting'

Photograph shows E.J. Chipperfield's England International Secretary 1959 Medal, plus his NSRA Special Award Medal For 'Services To Shooting'.

The above photograph shows E.J. Chipperfield's England International Secretary 1959 Medal, plus his NSRA Special Award Medal For 'Services To Shooting'.

Edward John Chipperfield - Obituary - 'The Rifleman' Magazine, April 1977

Edward John Chipperfield obituary, which was published in the Rifleman Magazine, dated April 1977.

The above picture shows Page 26 of 'The Rifleman' Magazine, dated April 1977, which published an obituary for Edward John Chipperfield.

The above image was kindly forwarded by Staffordshire's NSRA Representative, Mike Wilcox.

 

Cropped section of the Edward John Chipperfield obituary, which was published in the Rifleman Magazine, dated April 1977.

The above picture shows a cropped version of Page 26 of 'The Rifleman' Magazine, dated April 1977, which published an obituary for Edward John Chipperfield.

The author of Mr. Chipperfield's obituary was Mr. A.J. Bradbury who shot for Rugeley Rifle Club, and was a builder by trade.

The text of the obituary, as shown above, reads as follows:

'Edward John Chipperfield.

It is with deep regret that we record the passing of E.J. Chipperfield of Newcastle (Staffs) R.C. and Staffordshire, on 1 March 1977, aged 79. Mr. Chip, as he was called, devoted his lifetime to the Staffordshire shooting fraternity and must have been one of the most selfless men that shooting has known.

To try to list his contribution to small-bore shooting would be impossible, but the existence of the County Association as it stands today is largely due to his efforts.

Following the War he became Competition Secretary of Staffordshire, a position he held for 20 years. He was responsible for the County acquiring the ranges at Baldwins Gate and it would be true to say that the institution of the ranges with all the facilities that exist there are due to his efforts.

His proudest moments were, when Staffs won the Queen Alexandra Cup at Bisley, for he was the County Captain and had tried for many years to get a team to win this trophy. Also when he was appointed Team Secretary to the English Team in the Home Countries Match.

He was a man of great integrity and the thoroughness in which he carried out any task was legend, he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him and will be sadly missed. To Mrs. 'Chip' we extend our deepest sympathy, we shall never forget him.

A.J.B.'

More photographs from the collection appear on Edward John Chipperfield - A Selection of Photographs - Page 1.

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