Wickham & District Rifle Club
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Home Guard Target Practice
The Original Club Documents
The committee members chosen Messrs F Eames, M Tinne, J Miller, A Partidge, C Smith, R Page, H Chappell and T Tappenden. It was agreed that the S.M.R.C constitution be adopted and annual subscriptions were fixed at 5 shillings for adults and 2s 6d for juniors under 17.
Mr T Tappenden had kindly offered the club a suitable site to shoot and new members were invited to get in touch with the Club Secretary.
Extracts from the original meetings will be posted in the near future.
Home Guard Drills
The foundations of Wickham & District Rifle and Pistol Club were laid in 1944, when Mr A Page presided at a public meeting held in the church hall and arranged by the Wickham Home Guard. It was decided to form a rifle club to be named the Wickham and District Rifle Club. It was started on the 1st of September 1944 and Mr A Page was elected President and Chairman, Mr F Birchall was Secretary, Mr W Heming the Treasurer and Mr Knight was the Auditor.