Swanwick Rifle Range

This from the Sheffield Evening Telegraph 12 October 1915.I have never heard of the Rifle Range that was opened the same time as the Swanwick Memorial Hall. Has anybody else heard of it or know where it was?

Image may contain: text that says 'WHITTINGTON MEMORIAL the Hall and Rifle Range Opened. The handsome memorial hall and rise Whittington, which the Swanwiek family presented Kenneth Swanwiek, memory of Lieutenant Russell Gloucester Regiment, who was killed in the battle of Aisne, September 14th 1914 has been formally opened by Geoffrey Jackson, com- manding Lincolnahire and Lejoester Brigade. Colonel Jackson also Company of the Derbyshire Home inpe and Alderman P. Markham, Battalion Commandant of the Eastern Division, presented handsome sword to Mr. F. D. Swanwiok, ggnpany commander, on behalf of B' Company.'

2 thoughts on “Swanwick Rifle Range”

  1. Whittington (Derbyshire) – Extract from Kelly’s Directory, 1932 – Wishful Thinking Website – wishful-thinking.org.uk
    29 Dec 2011 — There are Salvation Army barracks at Whittington Moor. A memorial hall for use as a rifle range and drill hail, and to seat 400, was erected in 1915 by the Swanwick family in memory of Lieut. Russell …

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