Conisbrough & Denaby Main
Heritage Group

Small Bore Rifle Club
 
Started after World War 2 with the Chairman of the group being Phillip Brocklesby.  Overseen by the British Legion. 
 
One or two names are Michael Robinson
 
The Club had its range near the Dam or Millpiece as it is known now
 
Sand was tipped below the road (Low Road) to use as a back drop for the target range.  
 
Ended in 1965?

                                                             





According to Council Records plans, a new rifle pavilion on Northcliffe Hills ( The Crags) were passed in June 1907


Mexborough & Swinton Times
9th November 1900


The Annual 5th November Pigeon Shoot and Dinner took place at the Castle Inn Conisbrough on Monday.  The sportsmen hailed from Doncaster, Mexborough, Hill Top and Conisbrough.  Sides having been chosen for the Shoot the party then adjourned to a field near to the Castle Inn.  The shooting was good.  On returning to the Castle Inn a splendid dinner was served by the hosts Mr G Taylor and Mrs Woodcock to which ample justice was done.  The menu included Yorkshire Pudding, boiled Leg of Mutton, Roast Beef, vegetables in season, boiled fowls, sauce, Pigeon Pie, Roast Hare, jelly, Cheese (gorgonsolla), Celery, etc.  On the tablecloth being removed Mr H Wilson was elected Chairman and Mr T Booth Vice Chairman.  The usual toasts, songs etcetera were given and a very joyable evening spent.  Messrs Marshall violin and the Wilsons Piano and Cornet gave several selections which called forth rounds of applause


Mexborough & Swinton Times
9th November 1900


The Annual 5th November Pigeon Shoot and Dinner took place at the    Castle Inn Conisbrough on Monday.  The sportsmen hailed from Doncaster, Mexborough, Hill Top and Conisbrough.  Sides having been chosen for the Shoot the party then adjourned to a field near to the Castle Inn. The shooting was good.  On returning to the Castle Inn a splendid dinner was served by the hosts Mr G Taylor and Mrs Woodcock to which ample justice was done.  The menu included Yorkshire Pudding, boiled Leg of Mutton, Roast Beef, vegetables in season, boiled fowls, sauce, Pigeon Pie, Roast Hare, jelly, Cheese (gorgonsolla), Celery, etc.  On the tablecloth being removed Mr H Wilson was elected Chairman and Mr T Booth Vice Chairman.  The usual toasts, songs etcetera were given and a very joyable evening spent.  Messrs Marshall violin and the Wilsons Piano and Cornet gave several selections which called forth rounds of applause.