Branch membership

Clarification with regard to what constitutes a Thames Estuary Member.

A Thames Estuary Member is someone who is a paid up member of the MLAGB, and decides to shoot at the Basildon Rifle & Pistol Club ranges, or indeed any other range.

Thames Estuary members are entitled to enter Thames Estuary Branch competitions and receive medals and trophies where appropriate.

Basildon Rifle & Pistol Club members, who are not members of the MLAGB, are entitled to enter the Thames Estuary competitions. They can win medals where appropriate but they are not entitled to win the trophies. Where a non MLAGB shooter wins a competition, the trophy will go to the top scoring MLAGB member.

The normal £5 annual fee, that has been in the past been referred to as the "branch fee", is in fact only a charge made for the use of the target boards, and any "black powder" shooter who shoots on the regular pistol and/or rifle section sessions can pay the £5 and use the targets on both the 25m and 50m ranges, but only for shooting black powder firearms.

Branch history

* Details needed - Please email James with the information. Many thanks.

The MLAGB was formed in 1952 and is the Governing Body for muzzle loading within the UK. Its objectives are to encourage an interest in muzzle loading firearms; to promote, regulate and safeguard their use; and to preserve their freedom of collection.


The Thames Estuary Branch currently use two ranges at the Bailson Rifle & Pistol club

25 Yard Range - There are 20 firing points on the 25 yard range. Click here to see photos of the range

50 Yard Range - There are 20 firing points on the 50 yard range. Click here to see photos of the range


Chairman - Kevin Taylor
Rifle Captain - Mike Boling
Pistol Captain - Norman Denchfield
Treasurer - Terry Able
Social secretary - Vince Kelly

Branch Night

The Thames Estuary Branch meet at the Basildon Sport & Leisure Club on the third Monday of every month at 8pm.

It's a warn venue with a good choice of beers - what more could you want?


Basildon Sport & Leisure Club

Gardiners Way, Gardiners Lane South

Basildon, Essex, SS14 3AP

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