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FUN DAY☆ 2008

The branch’s 40th anniversary Fun Day took place at the Lloyd Hall, Outwood on 17th August 2008.

After a week of very mixed weather, we were lucky to go through the afternoon free from the threatened rain, in fact, at times the sun shone down on the proceedings.

Pam and Sue in competition it could have been the Bird’s Nest stadium.

We were joined by Wendy and Alan Wakefield who had valiantly driven from Dorset and Sally Money who had come from distant Essex.

After Brian’s opening address, the games and races began, with Frankie ‘controlling’ events. The competitive zeal of certain hounds and handlers would not have been out of place in Beijing.

The sausage race seemed very popular with the hounds and a race that involved handlers putting on t-shirts, scarves and hats provided some laughs for the spectators and improved a few people’s dress sense!

After a buffet lunch, Veronica Ross, our esteemed invited judge, assisted by steward, Jean, began the classes. There was a large entry in some classes and some strong competition. All the finalists were awarded special rosettes and diplomas.

Roy, Chris & Barney - both delighted at coming second - and Sally

FUN DAY MATCH RESULTS (Judge: Veronica Ross).
(Ed. Apologies to everyone concerned for some missing and possibly inaccurate results which appear below. The paper that they were on was ‘filed’ for a while in the mouth of our young hound, Nico - it emerged incomplete, chewed and very, very soggy - but on reflection, it could have been so much worse!).

Best Veteran:
1st. Opal Money (10 years);
2nd. Bessie Williams (9 years);
3rd. Rosie Samson (8 years).

Best Puppy
1st. Prudence Slater;
2nd. Madge Crosthwaite;
3rd. ?

Most Handsome Dog:
1st. Bertie Bassett;
2nd. Rolf King;
3rd. ? Wakefield.

Best Condition:
1st. Bertie Bassett;
2nd. Ruby Booth;
3rd. Bessie Williams.

Prettiest Bitch:
1st. Molly Wakefield;
2nd. Ruby Booth;
3rd. Bessie Williams.

Waggiest Tail:
1st.Herbie Drew/Mathews;
2nd. Barney Cooper;
3rd. ?

Best Rescue:
1st. Bessie Williams;
2nd. Oreo& Ripley McGough;
3rd. Snoops Older.

Fancy Dress:
1st. Prudence Slater (Bumble Bee).

Best in Match:
Opal Money. (Ed. Well done Sally!).

Judy and Michael graciously accepted Honorary Membership certificates.

Veronica, now also an Honorary Member, was presented with a super wine glass - engraved by Kara Slater - in appreciation of her judging at Fun Day.

Best in Match, from Veteran Class, was Sally Money’s Opal.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

Fun Day ☞

The branch’s 40th anniversary Fun Day took place at the Lloyd Hall, Outwood on 17th August 2008.

After a week of very mixed weather, we were lucky to go through the afternoon free from the threatened rain, in fact, at times the sun shone down on the proceedings.

Pam and Sue in competition it could have been the Bird’s Nest stadium.

We were joined by Wendy and Alan Wakefield who had valiantly driven from Dorset and Sally Money who had come from distant Essex.

After Brian’s opening address, the games and races began, with Frankie ‘controlling’ events. The competitive zeal of certain hounds and handlers would not have been out of place in Beijing.

The sausage race seemed very popular with the hounds and a race that involved handlers putting on t-shirts, scarves and hats provided some laughs for the spectators and improved a few people’s dress sense!

After a buffet lunch, Veronica Ross, our esteemed invited judge, assisted by steward, Jean, began the classes. There was a large entry in some classes and some strong competition. All the finalists were awarded special rosettes and diplomas.

Roy, Chris & Barney - both delighted at coming second - and Sally

Judy and Michael graciously accepted Honorary Membership certificates.

FUN DAY MATCH RESULTS (Judge: Veronica Ross).
(Ed. Apologies to everyone concerned for some missing and possibly inaccurate results which appear below. The paper that they were on was ‘filed’ for a while in the mouth of our young hound, Nico - it emerged incomplete, chewed and very, very soggy - but on reflection, it could have been so much worse!).

Best Veteran:
1st. Opal Money (10 years);
2nd. Bessie Williams (9 years);
3rd. Rosie Samson (8 years).

Best Puppy
1st. Prudence Slater;
2nd. Madge Crosthwaite;
3rd. ?

Most Handsome Dog:
1st. Bertie Bassett;
2nd. Rolf King;
3rd. ? Wakefield.

Best Condition:
1st. Bertie Bassett;
2nd. Ruby Booth;
3rd. Bessie Williams.

Prettiest Bitch:
1st. Molly Wakefield;
2nd. Ruby Booth;
3rd. Bessie Williams.

Waggiest Tail:
1st.Herbie Drew/Mathews;
2nd. Barney Cooper;
3rd. ?

Best Rescue:
1st. Bessie Williams;
2nd. Oreo& Ripley McGough;
3rd. Snoops Older.

Fancy Dress:
1st. Prudence Slater (Bumble Bee).

Best in Match:
Opal Money. (Ed. Well done Sally!).

Veronica, now also an Honorary Member, was presented with a super wine glass - engraved by Kara Slater - in appreciation of her judging at Fun Day.

Best in Match, from Veteran Class, was Sally Money’s Opal.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

Fun Day ☞

The branch’s 40th anniversary Fun Day took place at the Lloyd Hall, Outwood on 17th August 2008.

After a week of very mixed weather, we were lucky to go through the afternoon free from the threatened rain, in fact, at times the sun shone down on the proceedings.

Pam and Sue in competition it could have been the Bird’s Nest stadium.

We were joined by Wendy and Alan Wakefield who had valiantly driven from Dorset and Sally Money who had come from distant Essex.

After Brian’s opening address, the games and races began, with Frankie ‘controlling’ events. The competitive zeal of certain hounds and handlers would not have been out of place in Beijing.

The sausage race seemed very popular with the hounds and a race that involved handlers putting on t-shirts, scarves and hats provided some laughs for the spectators and improved a few people’s dress sense!

After a buffet lunch, Veronica Ross, our esteemed invited judge, assisted by steward, Jean, began the classes. There was a large entry in some classes and some strong competition. All the finalists were awarded special rosettes and diplomas.

Roy, Chris & Barney - both delighted at coming second - and Sally

FUN DAY MATCH RESULTS (Judge: Veronica Ross).
(Ed. Apologies to everyone concerned for some missing and possibly inaccurate results which appear below. The paper that they were on was ‘filed’ for a while in the mouth of our young hound, Nico - it emerged incomplete, chewed and very, very soggy - but on reflection, it could have been so much worse!).

Best Veteran:
1st. Opal Money (10 years);
2nd. Bessie Williams (9 years);
3rd. Rosie Samson (8 years).

Best Puppy
1st. Prudence Slater;
2nd. Madge Crosthwaite;
3rd. ?

Most Handsome Dog:
1st. Bertie Bassett;
2nd. Rolf King;
3rd. ? Wakefield.

Best Condition:
1st. Bertie Bassett;
2nd. Ruby Booth;
3rd. Bessie Williams.

Prettiest Bitch:
1st. Molly Wakefield;
2nd. Ruby Booth;
3rd. Bessie Williams.

Waggiest Tail:
1st.Herbie Drew/Mathews;
2nd. Barney Cooper;
3rd. ?

Best Rescue:
1st. Bessie Williams;
2nd. Oreo& Ripley McGough;
3rd. Snoops Older.

Fancy Dress:
1st. Prudence Slater (Bumble Bee).

Best in Match:
Opal Money. (Ed. Well done Sally!).

Judy and Michael graciously accepted Honorary Membership certificates.

Veronica, now also an Honorary Member, was presented with a super wine glass - engraved by Kara Slater - in appreciation of her judging at Fun Day.

Best in Match, from Veteran Class, was Sally Money’s Opal.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

Fun Day ☞

first published in LOWDOWN

editor Tony Roberts