SU9458 : Bisley Rifle Ranges

taken 12 years ago, near to Bisley, Surrey, Great Britain

Bisley Rifle Ranges
Bisley Rifle Ranges
Taken from Queens Road looking west across the main ranges. The targets - 108 of them - are, in fact, half a kilometre away and partly in the neighbouring square SU9358! Come here in July and you'll be looking over the shoulder of the competitors in the National Rifle Association's annual championships. The National Rifle Association was founded in 1859 and held its first competitions on Wimbledon Common. As that area developed there was increasing pressure to find an alternative site and the last Meeting at Wimbledon was in 1889. Bisley was chosen to replace it largely because there was plenty of open land with the Guards Camp at Pirbright and the large Aldershot garrison nearby. The new ranges there opened in 1890.
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Wednesday, 7 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 September, 2005
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Rifle range   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 944 580 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.7975N 0:38.8166W
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