Village Rifle Club is the last remaining section of
the Biddenden Mens Club that provided sporting facilities,
table tennis, snooker etc to the menfolk of the village.
The Mens Club built a 2 firing
point 25yd indoor range alongside the Biddenden Club
House that is still in use today.
The club became a member
of the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs (SWMCRC) in November 1910 and
became affiliated to the National Smallbore Rifle Association
in 1958 after the SWMCRC changed its name. In the absence of documentary evidence of the clubs existence prior to its joining the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs we decided to celebrate our cetenary in November 2010. 2010 also marked the centenary of the Biddenden Club House building
It would appear that the club
has run continuously since it started apart from a brief
interlude when the club house was used as a hospital
ward during the war. Despite beng a small local club wedraw membership from all over Kent and have members from as far away as Rye. The club has over the years provided a good representation in the Kent County rifle teams and in 2010 have the Kent County Short Range Champion as a member
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