44 Breed Notes – October 2020

The NoEKC committee held a meeting via zoom last week so that we could make some decisions on Club events for next year. Due to Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall being closed for all events (including the infamous village panto) for the foreseeable future and not taking any bookings, it means that we will are going to have to make alternative arrangements for our AGM & February Open show. All being well, we plan to hold a virtual AGM around the same time and hope to hold an outdoor open show later on in May. Details of both events will be released nearer the time, so it’ll be a case of ‘watch this space’.

I expect that most of you will have heard by now that Brodsworth Miners Welfare Hall has now closed and will not be re-opening its doors. The trustees were reliant on the hall hire fees and I suspect that (like many venues) coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns has been the final straw. The Club held its first Championship Show in Yorkshire at Brodsworth in 1970 and apart from a couple of years in Leeds; we have been there ever since. Almost fifty years of holding our championship show at the same venue must be a record of some sort, although nothing lasts forever.

This means we are looking for a suitable new venue to hold our 2021 (and all future) Ch show – any suggestions that any of you might have will be gratefully receive by Ian. The only provisos being that the dog friendly venue must be somewhere in the north of England, have a kitchen, plenty of car parking and most importantly – heating that works!!

Andy Fitches is putting the Autumn issue of Walkee Talkees together, so please email him all your contributions (which will be gratefully received) as soon as possible please.

Anji Marfleet