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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.

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Secretary - Margaret Susan Willcox (Sue) - Funeral Details

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Photograph shows Margaret Susan Willcox.

The above photograph shows Margaret Susan Willcox.

 

It is with deep regret that Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association has to formally announce that SSRA Secretary - Margaret Susan Willcox (Sue) - aged 79 - sadly passed away on Tuesday 7th December 2021, as a result of a heart attack.

The funeral will be at 12 noon on Wednesday 26th January 2022, at the East Chapel, Streetly Crematorium, 296 Little Hardwick Road, Walsall, WS9 0SG.

Sue wouldn't want this to be a miserable occasion, so please no mourning attire. It is also her wish that there are no flowers, but donations please to Cancer Research UK. Cheques should be sent to Hodgson and Sons, 657 Kingstanding Road, Birmingham, B44 9RH, up to the date of the funeral, at which there will be a collection box.

Following the service, Sue's family warmly invite you to join them at Druids Heath Golf Club, Stonnal Road. Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8JZ for light refreshments. If you would care to join the family for refreshments after the service, then please contact Mike Willcox.

Sue was elected Secretary of the City of Birmingham Rifle Club in 1991, a position she held to this day except for a few years' break from 2007 to 2012. In 1996 she qualified as a Club Rifle Instructor. Sue was for many years a scorer for the N.S.R.A. and Midland Leagues and also Secretary and Organiser of the Black Country League and scorer until the league changed to self-scoring.

In 2013, Sue was elected Secretary of the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association, a position which she still held to her demise due to a heart attack on the 7th December 2021.

God Bless Sue, may you rest in peace. You will be truly missed by everyone who knew you.

Sincere condolences to Mike and all the family, from all connected with the Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association.

 

Latest News

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Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Round 6 Results

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The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Round 6 Results are now available to view online.

SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Pistol League - Winter 2021/2022 - Round 6 Results

SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Rifle 'A' League - Winter 2021/2022 - Round 6 Results

SSRA Air Section - Individual Air Rifle 'B' League - Winter 2021/2022 - Round 6 Results

 

News From Around The Clubs - City of Birmingham Rifle Club

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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.

The latest Affiliated Club to be featured in this spot is the City of Birmingham Rifle Club, who are pleased to announce that there is a new Honorary Secretary of the City of Birmingham Rifle Club - Matt Walford.

Everyone connected with the SSRA and the City of Birmingham Rifle Club would like to wish Matt all the best in his new role.

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.

 

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.

 

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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