– NRA miss opportunity to buy Rifle Range

The range was part of old MoD facility / industrial estate. The Range was advertised 5-6 weeks before the actual auction, which took place on Wednesday 17th July 2019. The range was also advertised on Rightmove.co.ukhttps://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-82756322.html
Link to the auction page.  https://www.auctionhouse.co.uk/eastanglia/auction/past-auctions – The range was sold as part of a job lot (lots 35 to 78) ie the full business park. It was taken out just before the auction took place.

Auction DateWednesday, 17 July 2019
VenueDunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Dunston, Norwich, NR14 8PQ
Start Time11:00
Lots Offered75
Lots Sold Prior50
Lots Sold in Room16
Total Lots Sold70
Percent Sold94%
Total Raised£6,329,750

There was plenty of time for the NRA to purchase. Mercer just had his eye off the ball as he was too focused bullying Members. Below is his comment in the 2019 NRA Autumn Journal of his ‘dismal failure in our efforts’.