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History - 1980-1989

The 1980's saw highs and lows for the Club. Notable incidents began in 1981 with the rejection of a proposal to uprate the range to full-bore pistol due to cost and "change of nature of the Club". In 1982, the "Big-Freeze", caused a total of twenty-one bursts in the water pipes resulting in the clubroom being flooded. The problem was subsequently solved by fitting a tracer heater to the water pipes. 1984 saw the addition of a small extention to the clubroom and on the 12th November, rule 7a was introduced allowing Temporary Membership to Guests.

As a result of the shootings at Hungerford, 1988 saw constraints being imposed by individual Chief Constables. The requirement to inform the Chief of Police for the West Midlands of any FAC holder not renewing membership, or not attending the Club was instituted.

Easter 1989 saw members of the Rifle section visiting Dudley's "twin-town" of Bremen as part of a sporting exchange. The annual exchange continues to this day.

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