september, 2019

14sep10:00 am4:00 pmDoors Open Days - Forfar Small Bore Rifle ClubForfar Small Bore Rifle ClubLocation:ForfarEvent Type:Doors Open Days

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Event Details

Forfar Small Bore Rifle Club is an active small bore target rifle club offering 0.22 Target Rifle at 25 yds (indoor) and 6 yard air pistol target shooting. The club was the first in Scotland to benefit from electronic targets and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

A public meeting was held in Forfar in the Meffan Hall in the evening of Monday 24 October 1937 to propose the formation of a miniature rifle club in the town. The meeting chairman was the local Chief Constable D. C. Christie. The resolution was unanimously adopted and a committee was appointed to look into premises, finances etc.[Forfar Herald 28/10/37]

By December that year, the club had been formed as the Forfar and District Small Bore Rifle Club and had raised the necessary finance through a loan of £350 from James Lindsay who was the Postmaster at Letham, Angus at a very reasonable interest rate of 4%. This interest was paid annually to Mr Lindsay (after deducting tax!) until September 1951 when £150 of the loan was paid off with the balance being paid off in November 1953. The club was also paying £2 10/- half annually in ground rent to a Mr. Bowen and in January 1955 the ground was purchased (very cheaply) for £100.

Visit the club to see the facilities and a firearms demonstration.

Suitable for children aged 12+, must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is part of Doors Open Days 2019.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Forfar Small Bore Rifle Club

Myre Road, Forfar, DD8 1AZ

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