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Page last updated on Sunday, 24 July, 2022 4:25 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, 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.

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.

 

Forthcoming Events Calendar

 

 

 

Temporary Closure Of Chipperfield 'D' Range - Sunday 24th July 2022

Friday, 1 July, 2022

The SSRA advises that on Sunday 24th July 2022, Chipperfield 'D' Range will be closed from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

This is to facilitate the respectful scattering of the ashes of former SSRA Secretary Mrs Sue Willcox within 'D' Range.

All are most welcome to attend this ceremony, which will commence at 10:30 a.m. prompt.

SSRA would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation.

 

Donation Of A Bench By The Members Of The Former Chipperfield TSC

Friday, 24 June, 2022 12:23 PM

Earlier this year, one of our Affiliated Clubs - Chipperfield TSC - made the difficult decision to formally cease its activities and close down permanently, after a period of 26 years in existence.

Shown below is the brief article and photographs, submitted by Mr. Fred Dukes, former member of the Chipperfield TSC.

 

'The Club was created initially to provide a platform for outdoor prone shooters to shoot as a team in NSRA National postal competitions. Members were attracted from Home Office Approved Clubs where there weren't sufficient members interested in outdoor shooting to make up a team. In addition, the club moved on to attract members for various other disciplines also.

Resulting from the cash assets available after the closure of the Chipperfield TSC, the membership of Chipperfield TSC agreed to purchase a bench which has been donated to the SSRA, and sited on the verandah of the main Clubhouse of the Chipperfield Ranges as a lasting remembrance of Chipperfield TSC.

 

Photograph shows the bench which has been donated to the SSRA, and sited on the verandah of the main Clubhouse of the Chipperfield Ranges.

The above photograph shows the bench which has been donated to the SSRA, and sited on the verandah of the main Clubhouse of the Chipperfield Ranges.

 

The inscription on the brass plate mounted on the bench reads as follows: 'Donated by Chipperfield Target Shooting Club. 1996 - 1922.'

 

Photograph shows another view of the bench which has been donated to the SSRA, and sited on the verandah of the main Clubhouse of the Chipperfield Ranges.

The above photograph shows another view of the bench which has been donated to the SSRA, and sited on the verandah of the main Clubhouse of the Chipperfield Ranges.

 

In addition to the bench, funding was also used for the planting of a Rowan tree within the Chipperfield Ranges, with an inscribed plaque in memory of Fred Troke, one of the founder members of Chipperfield TSC.'

 

photograph shows the inscribed plaque in memory of Fred Troke, one of the founder members of Chipperfield TSC.

The above photograph shows the inscribed plaque in memory of Fred Troke, one of the founder members of Chipperfield TSC.

 

The above article and accompanying photographs were kindly submitted by Mr. Fred Dukes, former member of the Chipperfield TSC.

For the aforementioned donations, SSRA would like to thank the members of the former Chipperfield TSC for their very kind deeds.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Combined Squadded Rifle Meeting 2022

Monday, 21 March, 2022 1:05 PM

The One That You Have Been Waiting So Long For Is "Back with a Bang!"

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Combined Squadded Rifle Meeting 2022 is just around the corner.

The date for this much anticipated prestigious event is Sunday 7th August 2022.

The venue will be The Chipperfield Ranges, Baldwin's Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5EA.

Full details and an entry form will be posted here very soon.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Summer 2022

Friday, 18 February, 2022 10:33 AM

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association - Air Section - Individual Leagues - Summer 2022

The SSRA - Air Section – Individual Leagues - Summer 2022 will nominally commence on Monday 28th March 2022.

Air Rifle and Air Pistol will shoot 4 cards, 5 shots per card, for each round.

All shooting must take place at your club range, or at another club range; this must be agreed with the club airgun captain or SSRA Airgun Secretary. Failure to abide with this instruction will mean disqualification from the competition.

Stickers must be affixed to the front of targets before shooting commences.

Shooting may start once the stickers are received.

Please note the last dates for shooting the rounds are as follows:

 

The Last Dates For Shooting Each Round Are As Follows
Round 1: 18th April 2022   Round 2: 2nd May 2022
Round 3: 16th May 2022 Round 4: 30th May 2022
Round 5: 13th June 2022 Round 6: 27th June 2022
Round 7: 11th July 2022 Round 8: 25th July 2022
Round 9: 8th August 2022 Round 10: 22nd August 2022

 

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

Saturday, 8 January, 2022 1:54 PM

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.

 

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.

 

Disabled Shooters - Do You Need A Dispensation?

Are you a shooter with a disability, and whom would like to compete in target shooting? If the answer is yes, then you may find the following article a very interesting read.

The full article appears on the Disabled Shooting Project website, and a small excerpt taken from that article is shown below.

 

Excerpt taken from the Disabled Shooting Project - Dispensation Information Article

 

Do you need a Dispensation?


Question: What is it for?

Answer: It allows less able and disabled shooters to take part in competitions.

At present the National Smallbore Rifle Association is the only national governing body to have this arrangement for full integration of disabled and non-disabled shooters in almost all of its competitions.

The DSP has been working with other governing bodies regarding arrangements that may make competitions in other target shooting disciplines more accessible for disabled shooters.

The National Rifle Association allows dispensations for competitors at its national meetings. The CPSA is considering whether this sort of scheme will be appropriate for disabled clay target shooters.

 

The NSRA's Dispensation System

Part 1 – The Problem.

Many people in target shooting have some physical reason for not being able to shoot with entirely 'conventional' equipment or technique. If this means that they do not comply with the standard technical rules, on the face of it they cannot take part in competitions shot under those rules.

These people range from those who have a relatively minor condition to those with significant disabilities. In some cases the reason may be temporary, but for the majority, it is permanent.

Some of these shooters only need to make minor changes to their technique, or to use a helpful gadget; others have tailor-made equipment and are unable to adopt any of the conventional prone, standing or kneeling positions.

 

Part 2 – The Solution.

For quite a few years now, the NSRA has had a system for allowing such people to take part in most of the competitions run under NSRA rules. This includes the majority of domestic championships, leagues and open shoots.

Any shooter who falls within the field outlined in Part 1 may apply to the Association for a dispensation. If it is granted, he or she can take part in competitions run under NSRA rules.

In the first decade of the 21st century, the NSRA issued dispensations to approximately 60 shooters. Some have more than one because they shoot more than one discipline.

 

End of excerpt taken from the Disabled Shooting Project - Dispensation Information Article

 

To view the article in full, which gives a much more in depth explanation of dispensations and how to apply, please visit the Disabled Shooting Project - Dispensation Information webpage.

In addition, you can view and download from this website, by selecting the following link, a Disabled Shooters Dispensation Information Leaflet.

 

Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner

Photograph shows SSRA Committee Members Steve Rowe (pictured left) and County Captain Dave Glover (pictured right) proudly display the new Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner.

SSRA Committee Members Steve Rowe (pictured left) and County Captain Dave Glover (pictured right) proudly display the new Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner.

Surely, the above photograph is enough to strike fear into the opposition at various shooting competitions in the future.

No, not the two chaps from the SSRA Committee who are pictured in the photograph, although they are excellent shots in their own right. But the mere sight of the brand new Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team Banner being unfurled at competitions will be enough to give the opposing teams the shakes before the shooting commences, as it heralds the presence of the Staffordshire Team.

The Staffordshire Smallbore Rifle Association Team when participating in events around the country will proudly display the banner. This will undoubtedly help to further promote the team, and add a touch of colourful charisma to their attendance.

 

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.

Anyone that is affiliated to Staffordshire SRA, usually through affiliated club membership, can purchase a badge - irrespective of which county he or she may live in.

If you would like to purchase one of these very desirable badges, the SSRA has a limited number in stock at a price of only £12 per badge, plus postage.

To place your order, and for further details of how to pay, please email your contact details to Trophies Secretary.

 

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.

 

This Website Is Now RSS News Feed Enabled

What is RSS?

RSS is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites.

In the ‘old days’ of the web, to keep track of updates on a website, you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and manually return to them on a regular basis to see what had been added.

Some of the problems with just bookmarking your favourite websites are:

1. You, as the web surfer, had to do all the work.
2. It can get complicated when you are trying to track many websites at once.
3. You miss information when you forget to check your bookmarks.
4. You end up seeing the same information over and over again on sites that don’t update very often.

 

RSS Changes Everything

What if you could tell a website to let you know every time that they update? In a sense, this is what RSS does for you.

RSS is a technology that provides you with a method of getting relevant and up to date information sent to you, for you to read in your own time. It saves you time, and helps you to get the information you want quickly after it was published.

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Many people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that you subscribe to.

You can easily set up an RSS News Feed account from within your own email programme - for example Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird etc.

There are even 'Stand Alone' RSS Readers available to download for free.

In addition, web based email providers such as Yahoo or Google offer an RSS Reader service.

For a far more in depth explanation of what RSS feeds and readers are all about, please visit the following website: the What Is RSS Website.

 

News Archives Section

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2021, please visit the News Archive for 2021.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2020, please visit the News Archive for 2020.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2019, please visit the News Archive for 2019.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2018, please visit the News Archive for 2018.

To view a selection of the stories and updates from throughout 2017, please visit the News Archive for 2017.

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.

 

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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