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Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association News Archive 2015

Page last updated on Sunday, 23 July, 2017 5:01 PM

'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.

Funeral Arrangements For Mrs Margaret Martin

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 10:06 PM

Mrs Margaret Martin.

SSRA can now confirm the funeral arrangements for Mrs Margaret Martin (pictured above) - the beloved wife of SSRA President, Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE.

The Humanist Service will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2015, at Lichfield and District Crematorium, Fradley, WS13 8GA, commencing at 13:30.

Following the Service, the Celebration of Life for Margaret will take place at The Fradley Arms, Rykneld Street, WS13 8RD, which is situated just around the corner from the crematorium.

Peter Martin respectfully asks those attending the Service and the Celebration of Life to wear bright colours, not black please.

Family flowers only, by request. However, donations are also very welcome, if you wish, to Macmillan Nurses, and St. Giles Hospice Whittington. There will be a donation box at the crematorium.

If you wish to give a donation and cannot attend, please send a cheque to the following: E.F. Edwards Funeral Services, 23 Lower Gungate, Tamworth, B79 7AT.

The Death Of Mrs Margaret Martin

Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 8:22 PM

Mrs Margaret Martin.

It is with great sadness that Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has to report that in the early hours of Tuesday 24th November 2015, Mrs Margaret Martin (pictured above) - the beloved wife of SSRA President, Major (Retired) Peter Martin, MBE - sadly passed away.

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association would like to convey its sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Mrs Margaret Martin, at this most difficult of times.

Further details regarding the funeral arrangements will appear on this website as soon as possible.

Funeral Arrangements For Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Vice-President - Mr Fred Jennings

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 10:49 AM

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Vice-President - Mr Fred Jennings.

SSRA can now confirm the funeral arrangements for former Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Vice-President - Mr Fred Jennings.

The funeral will take place on Friday 13th November 2015, commencing at 12:30pm, at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, 4 Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6LG.

There will be a gathering afterwards, which will be held at The Plough and Harrow, Slade Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5PF.

Family flowers only, by request of the family. However, donations are also very welcome, if you wish, for St. Giles. There will be collection boxes available for these at the crematorium, and at the gathering afterwards.

At the request of the family, could all those attending please wear a Poppy.

The Death Of Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Vice-President - Mr Fred Jennings

Sunday, 18 October, 2015 8:39 PM

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Vice-President - Mr Fred Jennings.

It is with great sadness that Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has to report that in the early hours of Sunday 18th October 2015, SSRA Vice-President - and former SSRA Chairman - Mr Fred Jennings (pictured above), sadly passed away.

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association would like to convey its sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Fred Jennings, at this most difficult of times.

Further details regarding the funeral arrangements will appear on this website as soon as possible.

Robert Knott Receives A Special Award For 'Services To Airgun Shooting'

Photograph shows SSRA Vice-President - Fred Jennings (pictured left) - presenting a special award for 'Services To Air Weapons Shooting' to the retiring SSRA Air Weapons Secretary and newly elected SSRA Vice-President - Robert Knott (pictured right).

The above photograph shows SSRA Vice-President - Fred Jennings (pictured left) - presenting a special award for 'Services To Airgun Shooting'

to the retiring SSRA Airgun Secretary and newly elected SSRA Vice-President - Robert Knott (pictured right).

At the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association's Annual General Meeting held at Rugeley Rifle Club on 22nd March 2015, a long serving and loyal member of the SSRA Committee officially retired after many years of dedicated service to the sport of Airgun Shooting.

 

Photograph shows the 'Special Award For Services To Air Weapons Shooting' plaque presented to Robert Knott.

The above photograph shows the 'Special Award For Services To Airgun Shooting' plaque presented to Robert Knott.

Robert 'Bob' Knott had served as the SSRA Airgun Secretary from 1991 up until 2015. Bob's many duties included organising the Inter-County Airgun Teams for Staffordshire - in both air pistol and air rifle disciplines.

This was in addition to organising the SSRA Airgun Individual Summer and Winter Competitions for air rifle and air pistol.

Both the Inter-County Competitions, and the SSRA Individual Competitions, have over the years served up a mountain of happy memories for Bob. The biggest pleasure always came from seeing good young shooters developing into even better older shooters, at Inter-County level as well as at club level.

Each and every competitor who has participated in the various shooting competitions organised by Bob, would no doubt like to thank Bob - and the SSRA - for giving them the opportunity to develop their shooting skills.

All connected with the SSRA would like to thank Bob for his hard work and dedication in firmly establishing the Airgun Section as an important and integral part of the SSRA.

In recognition of Bob's service to the SSRA, and in addition to the above award, the role of Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Vice-President was afforded to Bob.

The baton of SSRA Airgun Secretary has now been passed on to Robert Lloyd.

Medal Presentation - SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Pistol League - Winter 2014/2015

Photograph shows SSRA Vice-President - Robert Knott (pictured right), presenting Leek shooter Martin Jupp (pictured left) with his medal for finishing in 3rd place in the SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Pistol League - Winter 2014/2015 Competition.

The above photograph shows SSRA Vice-President - Robert Knott (pictured right), presenting Leek shooter Martin Jupp (pictured left)

with his medal for finishing in 3rd place in the SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Pistol League - Winter 2014/2015 Competition.

After a very competitive SSRA Air Section - Individual Winter 2014/2015 Season, the appropriate medals were recently duly awarded to the respective recipients.

As can be seen from the above photograph, a delighted Martin Jupp - a member of the Leek and District Shooting Centre - was thrilled to receive his well earned prize.

Martin kept his cool throughout the competition, and was successful in holding-off the opposition to claim 3rd place in the SSRA Individual Air Pistol League - Winter 2014/2015.

Looking Back - Staffordshire Crowned The 'Queen Alexandra Cup' Winners For The First Time In 1964

Saturday, 10 January, 2015 6:57 PM

Photograph shows members of the successful Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Team, as they proudly display the Queen Alexandra Cup.  Edward John Chipperfield is pictured in the back row wearing his flat cap.

The above photograph shows members of the successful Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Team, as they proudly display the Queen Alexandra Cup in 1964 at Bisley.

Back Row (Left to Right): H.B. 'Bert' Longden; Reg W. de Nicolas; Edward John Chipperfield; W.B. 'Bill' Godwin.

Front Row (Left to Right): Neil Brown; John W. Fisher; Francis Owens; Frank Spittle.

 

The SSRA would like to thank the Staffordshire Sentinel Newspaper for featuring a short article, in which the SSRA were looking for information regarding the definitive naming of the team members on the above photograph.

Sincere thanks must go to one reader who spotted this appeal - Mr John W Fisher - who was a member of the successful team, and recognised himself in the photograph, and whom could also identify H.B. 'Bert' Longden and Francis Owens.

The correct naming of the team members is now complete.

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To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2016, please visit the News Archive for 2016.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2015, please visit the News Archive for 2015.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2014, please visit the News Archive for 2014.

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