historic working awards
In over 90 years of existence, the club has been gifted some beautiful perpetual trophies for worthy member winners of various show and working events. However due to changes in voluntary personnel over the years, records and memories can be sketchy to say the least! The working awards are not well documented meaning some of our most valuable and historically meaningful trophies have 'disappeared', discovered during an audit in 2012.
In 2013 our now Hon. Secretary; began photographing and recording past winners from 1909 and produced the "Club History in Field Trials" documents which are lovely pieces of reference.
In 2014 she started researching old club records, year books and member knowledge of the working side trophies which will continue. This research has shown that some of the trophies had been gifted for specific events which in past years has been overlooked; and the Secretary is in the long process of combing through year books, obituaries and other records to try and get these awards back to their rightful events.