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First Championship Show



7 December 1985

Judge Mrs F A Somerfield (Oudenarde)




Mrs Somerfield awards the An Airidh Sash to Mrs Jennings’ bitch Doonrae Yorkshire Girl


202 Dogs  265 Entries


The venue was Kimberley Recreation Centre, Nr Nottingham. Mr John Dixon (Woodthorpe) and Mr Alf Arrowsmith (Thimswarra) were the stewards.

Mr Alf Jennings (Doonrae) dressed as Father Christmas and handed out free coffee and mince pies to all exhibitors (a tradition which continues to this day).

At lunchtime exhibitors celebrated the first championship show with a glass of sherry provided by the Club. A table cloth embroidered by Betty Swift (Robetsu) and Gwen Jones(Cairngold) was raffled the winner was the late Mrs Marion Payne (Quartache).

The special club tablecloth, which is still used today, was embroidered and donated by the late Mrs Margaret Stevenson (Markenreg)

Mrs Somerfield awarded Best in Show to Mrs S Ogle’s Ch Pinetop Priscilla, and Best Opposite Sex to Mr Walter Craig’s Ch Red Hackle of Fernigair. Best Puppy in Show was Miss S Hitchcott’s Carryshader Kamehameha.



The President Mr Albert Price presents a gift donated by the committee and friends to the Secretary Mrs Linda Firth

From l to r Albert Price, Linda Firth, Leone Spence, Norma Newton, Shirley Watson, Jean Price, Jack Watson, Alan Firth,

Milly Jennings, Kate Wiggen and Brian Mears


A guest appearance at the 1986 Dinner by that famous Champion dog Willy Wonball  (Alias Linda Evans (now Peters)) with Handler Chris (Punk) Roberts and Judge the late Mr Albert V Price (then club President)