HISTORIC CLUB WORKING EVENTS
1974. Below is the running card for a Two Day Open Field Trial at Ford Estate. Ford Estate is historically linked to our club President, The Lord Joicey and coincidentally this two day Open was held on the same dates in October as our Two Day Open Trial at Whitfield in our 90th Anniversary year of 2013!
1973. All Aged Stake (Trial) at Millfield, with again the hand written comments. Note that the running cards had to be paid for by competitors!
1972 example of an All Aged Field Trial. The notes that accompany the running card describe a lovely day. Some people will remember these venues as well as the people taking part. Let us know if you have any memories to add.
1972 Northumberland and Durham Field Trial Schedule. Note the minimal regulations of the time and some of the wording.
From 1971 we have a copy of an Open Working Test Running Card. My hat goes off to the secretaries of the era; and many of us will remember those manual typewriters used to produce the running card. It seems the front of the cards are partially pre-printed on perhaps a drum or early Xerox duplicator? Note that Working Test placings were paid money as their prize - as well as a trophy for the winner.
A 1968 Puppy and Non-Winner Field Trial at Millfield, where one dog ran in .....TWICE!
In 1967, this was the Kennel Club Field Council recommendations to Field Trial Committee - slightly shorter than the ones today?
In 1966 and some years after; the club held Field Trials for Puppies and Non-Winners. Some of the comments and conditions of entry are quite alien nowadays and refreshingly humorous - unintentionally of course. This one was at Wynyard Park, Stockton.