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The History of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Page 3

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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, 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

 

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.

 

Catalogue Of The SSRA Trophies

The SSRA can boast a whole array of fine trophies in their collection, of which they are always proud to present to those successful in the various competitions in which they compete.

Contained within the Catalogue of SSRA Trophies page, you will be able to view the the past winners of the various trophies, including a selection of photographs depicting the variety of trophies that are awarded.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Plaque 1985 - Presented To Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE

Thursday, 1 November, 2018 11:40 AM

Photograph shows the ceramic plaque which was presented in 1985 by Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association to Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

The above photograph shows the ceramic plaque which was presented in 1985 by Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association to Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association is calling on the good folks of Staffordshire to help solve the significance of the ceramic plaque, as is pictured above.

The white ceramic plaque is approximately 15.25cm in diameter and decorated in a blue overlay, depicting the emblem of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association, along with the year 1985.

The plaque is mounted on a dark velour background, which sits within a black wooden frame edged with gold coloured highlights.  The overall size of the frame is approximately 20cm square.

SSRA understands that the plaque was presented to Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE in 1985, but the reason for the presentation is somewhat unclear.

Therefore, any help in unraveling this mystery would be greatly appreciated.  If you have any further information regarding the plaque and it's significance, please contact the 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?

All can now be revealed.

 

Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug 1861-1961

Photograph shows the Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug 1861-1961.

The above photograph shows the Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug 1861-1961

 

The Staffordshire Rifle Association Centenary Mug, as can be seen above, was produced in the early 1960's.

The backstamp on the bottom of the mug shows 'Kelsboro Ware - Made in England'. Kelsboro Ware was a tradename of The Longton New Art Pottery Co. Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent, established in 1932.

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - as we know it today - came into existence in its own right after breaking away from the Staffordshire Rifle Association in the 1950's.

 

Weatherall Shield Winners Medal 1914

Photograph shows the Weatherall Shield Winners Medal 1914.

The above photograph shows the Weatherall Shield Winners Medal 1914.

 

The Weatherall Shield winners medal, as shown above, was presented by the Staffordshire Rifle Association in 1914, to members of the winning team that won the Weatherall Shield whilst competing in Divisions 'C' and 'D' of the Winter Short Range League.

The medal is cast in bronze, with the design on the front face of the medal depicting the Stafford Knot in the centre of a Garland decoration.

The reverse face of the medal bears the wording 'County Association - Miniature Rifle Clubs' which features as part of the medals' casting design.  In the centre of this is engraved 'Wetherall Shield - 1914'.  The spelling of 'Wetherall' appears to be incorrect - as opposed to the correct spelling - 'Weatherall'.

This original medal is in good overall condition, if a little tarnished, and is housed in a replacement case.

The winning team that corresponds to the date on the medal is Codsall Inst M.R.C.

 

Challenge Shield Winners Medal, September 1919.

Photograph shows the Challenge Shield Winners Medal, September 1919.

The above photograph shows the Challenge Shield Winners Medal, September 1919.

 

The Challenge Shield Winners Medal, as shown above, was presented by the Staffordshire Rifle Association in September 1919.

The medal is cast in bronze, with the design on the front face of the medal depicting the Stafford Knot in the centre of a Garland decoration.

The reverse face of the medal bears the wording 'County Association - Miniature Rifle Clubs' which features as part of the medals' casting design.  In the centre of this is engraved 'Challenge Shield - Sept. 1919'.

This original medal is in very good overall condition, and is housed in its original case.

The trophy and competition that this medal relates to is a little uncertain, as it could be one of two possibilities.

Firstly, the Weatherall Shield, which was awarded to the Best Team in Divisions 'C' and 'D' of the Winter Short Range League.

Secondly, the Association Shield, which was awarded to the Winning Club Team of 4 Shooters in Classes 'A' and 'B' at the Staffordshire Combined Rifle Meeting.

If anyone can povide any further information relating to which trophy and competition that this medal relates, please contact via email SSRA Website Manager.

 

Challenge Shield Winners Medal, August 1920

Photograph shows the Challenge Shield Winners Medal, August 1920.

The above photograph shows the Challenge Shield Winners Medal, August 1920.

 

The Challenge Shield Winners Medal, as shown above, was presented by the Staffordshire Rifle Association in August 1920.

The medal is cast in bronze, with the design on the front face of the medal depicting the Stafford Knot in the centre of a Garland decoration.

The reverse face of the medal bears the wording 'County Association - Miniature Rifle Clubs' which features as part of the medals' casting design.  In the centre of this is engraved 'Challenge Shield - August 1920 - 1st Team'.

This original medal is in very good overall condition, and is housed in its original case.

The trophy and competition that this medal relates to is a little uncertain, as it could be one of two possibilities.

Firstly, the Weatherall Shield, which was awarded to the Best Team in Divisions 'C' and 'D' of the Winter Short Range League.

Secondly, the Association Shield, which was awarded to the Winning Club Team of 4 Shooters in Classes 'A' and 'B' at the Staffordshire Combined Rifle Meeting.

If anyone can povide any further information relating to which trophy and competition that this medal relates, please contact via email SSRA Website Manager.

 

More details of the history, and noteworthy items of interest relating to the SSRA, appear on the following webpages:

The History of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Page 1

The History of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Page 2

 

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