NLRC news email number 54 – 2.11.19

If you have any points you would like to make about this (or the club more generally), please send me an email to or a text or call on 07475 080896. I would love to hear from you.

Upcoming events

The NLRC F Class Championships will be held on Saturday 16th November. It will be open to FTR and F Open. There will be shoots at 600x

and 1000x and lunch is included. More information including the entry form is available from

Next Gallery Rifle and Muzzle Loaded Pistol event is on Sunday morning 17th November on Melville Range.

Wappenshaw and Christmas lunch – Saturday 7th December. There will be a Fri evening dinner available too.

Dr. Nick Jeffs informal memorial evening will be on the Saturday evening of the Wappenshaw. All friends of Nick are welcome. We are planning on sending some of Nick's ashes up  over Stickledown at 5pm.

At 7pm there will be an informal buffet/hot meal - 1 course – which can be booked using the Wappenshaw booking form shortly to be issued. After that, at about 8pm, there will be suitable card games, limericks, oxymorons and nonsense.


Club Match Rifle Championship results

17 members competed for the club MR Championship on 12th October. The Championship was won by Mike Barlow with a perfect day, scoring 300.48 ex 300. Barlow was pushed hard all the way by Mike Judge (299.34) who also managed a possible at 1200 yards, which won him the coveted 'young matchrifleman' trophy. John Bridger was third with 298.
The standard this year was incredibly high, and shows how strong the club's MR section is at the moment.


2020 subs notices

The Secretary plans to issue the traditional end of year notices to members around mid-November.


David Lury

I'm very sorry to announce the death of David Lury – suddenly, at home, on the 31st October. Although he had retired from active MR and TR shooting, David was a longstanding member and supporter of the club. He would have been 80 in December.

Our thoughts are with his widow, Martine, and children Anne, Thibault and Jean-Damien, all familiar faces on Bisley camp.

Details of funeral arrangements will follow when known. If you would like to write to Martine, her email is


NLRC Sportswear with Club Logo

The Webshop for club sportswear with the NLRC logo is:


Clubhouse opening

The clubhouse will be open each weekend in the season. It will be unlocked at 0700 and locked again at 2300 Saturdays and 1900 Sundays. Saturday and Sunday breakfast is available from 0700 to 0830 and lunch will be available from the bar from 1200 to 1400. When the club is not booked in the evenings for dinner functions, we will be offering reasonably priced bar meals on Saturday nights.

The Reloading Room is open at any time to those with their key fob access enabled in the system. The lavatory and drying room in the same building are also open at any time. The door code is 45123. I understand a few people have had difficulties with this. The way to work the key pad is: turn the knob anticlockwise, release it, press the door code, turn the knob clockwise and push the door to open it.

Clubhouse accommodation is available as usual by prior arrangement.

If you are planning a birthday party or similar or your business wants a corporate day, please consider the North – the Stewards will be delighted to hear from you.


Gunroom access

The Gunroom is available to members with fob access from 0700 to 1900 every day, including Mondays and Tuesdays. However, on request, it may be possible to reset the fob system to allow someone access after 1900 if there is a particular reason on a particular day. Please contact the Stewards in the first instance, giving at least 3 days clear notice.


Stewards’ availability

The Stewards will normally be available between Wednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1700 and Saturday and Sunday 0800 to 2000. Their contact details are: The club ‘phone number remains 01483 473117.

The club ‘phone is in the Committee Room but the Stewards have a wireless handset. In any case, there is an answerphone capability. If you leave a message, please be sure you say enough to identify yourself clearly. The Stewards aim to respond to emails and to messages left on the answer machine within one normal working day.



Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman



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