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Midlands, Wales & the Marches

Midlands, Wales & the Marches

Branch information and events

2018 Events

10 Feb

    First Aid plus F Course - The John O'Leary Centre, Cannock Chase, 8.45 -5pm


    Reloading/Rifle Maintenance Day

18 Mar

    Branch AGM - Powis Castle, Sunday 18th March

23 Mar

    Stalkers’ Evening at Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase


    Beer and Deer event and Heart of England forest walk 


    Rifle Awareness/shooting Techniques

10 June

    Marksmanship / Firearms Familiarisation Day, Criggan


    First Aid plus F - to be confirmed

5 July

    Reloading Evening, Calton Moor Range, Deryshire DE6 2BU, 7-10pm

2 Aug

    Burwarton Show - Volunteers always welcome to help at the show


    Deer Awareness Day at Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase

15/16 Sept

    Midland Game Fair - Volunteers always welcome to help at the show


    Rut Walks, Cannock Chase with a plan to hold a second to be confirmed

Branch contacts

Chairman Ian Skelton  T: 07885 843298
Secretary Sally Barrell  

2018 News

Marksmanship / Firearms Familiarisation Day, 10th June

Venue: Criggan

Cost: £50 (non returnable deposit will be required)

Details and booking:

Ian Skelton

Spaces are limited so early booking is advisable.


Reloading Evening,  Deryshire, Thursday 5th July 7-10pm

Calton Moor Range, Calton Moor Farm, Swinscoe, Ashbourne, Deryshire. DE6 2BU

An opportunity for those wishing to try reloading for rifle cartridges to explore the principles involved and have a go! Also for those more experienced to discuss load development, with the opportunity to test loads in the Calton Moor underground range.

Open to members and non members

Cost £30 to include tea, coffee and biscuits. A non returnable deposit or full payment of £15 secures your booking, places are strictly limited.

To book contact Sally Barrell on email


BDS Stalkers Evening, Staffordshire, 23rd March, 7pm onwards

Night Vision and Thermal demo

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Branch AGM - Powis Castle, Sunday 18th March

Tea and coffee will be served at 10.30, light lunch provided after the meeting followed by a deer walk.  Any members interested should email Sally for catering purposes.

First Aid plus F Course - 10th Feb

The John O'Leary Centre, Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase WS12 4PW
Time: 8.45 for 9 am start until 5pm

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided but delegates need to bring their own lunch or buy from the cafe.

Cost: £60 to be paid in advance. Places will not be confirmed on the course until payment has been received.
Cheques payable to Midland, Wales and the Marches branch together with delegate's name, address and e mail if possible to be sent to Mrs Sally Barrell, Slate House Farm, Bedlam, Clee Hill, Ludlow. SY8 3PW.
Max places 15