Club History – Part 3: The Official Opening

The Club’s range was officially opened in 1984 by the Mayor of Poole Cllr. Buss. The opening was arranged by the Mayor’s Chaplain Denis Coote CBE who also happened to be President of Parkstone Gun Club. Denis was very proud of being a Group Captain in the RAF to use his own words ‘on merit, not because I was a sky pilot’.

The news of the range opening appeared on the Coast To Coast program on TVS…

View of the range 20yrs on circa 2003/4
The much improved 2019 range includes a state of the art target retrieval system.

Parkstone Gun Club wishes to extend grateful thanks to Barrie Phillips & Eric Winchester for the archive material contained on this website. Also to Barrie for permission to use content from his publication.