Dukinfield Airgun Club

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Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by pmh » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:38 pm

Some people may have seen the following news story:-

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... ge-6729225" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and not realised that Dukinfield Airgun Club is housed in this building.

I got a phone call this afternoon, which said that the building is now considered too dangerous, and is destined to be demolished.

This is a great shame, as Dukinfield has an excellent reputation, and myself and Graham had a visit pencilled in.

Hopefully Tony, the owner of the club, will find alternative premises and set up again quite soon.

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Re: Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by zooma » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:57 pm

I hope Tony can find another home for his club very soon and that this bad experience does not force him to give up with the loss of yet another good club facility for air gunners to use and enjoy.

It is hard enough to run an air weapons club when things are going well - and even then it is often difficult to make ends meet without any unexpected disasters or changes of circumstances to add to the problems of surviving.

I have been running and supporting air weapons clubs in different parts of the UK since the early 1970's and have seen it all before - one day a nice facility is being enjoyed by its members and the next day it is suddenly and unexpectedly lost and often gone forever.

Most air weapons clubs are based in old mills, working mens clubs, church halls (and the like) or share facilities with other organisations and so by nature they all have an insecure base as circumstances can and often do change with new property owners or changes of committee memberships who may not be as sympathetic towards having air-guns on the premises as the previous committee etc.

Having an old mill start to fall down whilst not a daily occurrence does help to illustrate the fragility of our air weapons clubs. Organisations that allow the use of their facilities for air weapons shooting are often subject to swift and unexpected changes of policy that can have exactly the same effect as a building falling down as far as the future of an air weapons club is concerned.

My deepest sympathies are with Tony and if there is anything I can do to help I hope he will contact me.
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Re: Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by Tank » Wed May 21, 2014 6:08 pm

Alf has found new premises and the new club (well actually the old club but at it's new home) will be opening in two weeks time at the
Stockfield Mill
Stockfield Road
Chadderton
Oldham
OL9 9EW

Alf has invested a substantial sum of money in the new place and I wish him and his members well there. The crew have worked exceptionally hard to create a great new place. I will certainly be popping along for an evening! I will post some pics up, promise.
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Re: Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by I.J. » Mon May 26, 2014 4:19 pm

So glad that 'Ducky' have managed to find a new premises so soon. Yet another facility for airgunners in this region who are spoilt for choice. :D
Well done to all those who mucked in and worked so hard to get the new ranges up and running so soon. :clap:
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Re: Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by kingchristo » Thu May 29, 2014 10:03 pm

Hello I live in ashton and am currently looking for a club its a shame they had to knock down the mill does anyone have the contact details for the new dukinfield club then I can get in contact with them thanks

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Re: Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by I.J. » Fri May 30, 2014 12:36 am

kingchristo wrote:Hello I live in ashton and am currently looking for a club its a shame they had to knock down the mill does anyone have the contact details for the new dukinfield club then I can get in contact with them thanks
Maybe this will help. http://www.dukinfieldagc.org.uk Updated. :D
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Re: Dukinfield Airgun Club

Post by PaulG2504 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:47 pm

I.J. wrote:
kingchristo wrote:Hello I live in ashton and am currently looking for a club its a shame they had to knock down the mill does anyone have the contact details for the new dukinfield club then I can get in contact with them thanks
Maybe this will help. http://dukinfieldairgunclub.webeden.co.uk/ :think:
Alternative link at http://www.dukinfieldagc.org.uk

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