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09/10 season's meets

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March 13th

Today saw our last fixture of the season with a very successful coffee morning at the kennels

Many thanks to all our supporters and followers who have been extremely understanding through this long winter period which gave us first floods and then snow & ice -- conditions which we have not seen for many years.

We wish all our landowner and farmers better weather and success for the coming spring & lambing.

If you still need a chuckle--You'll have to visit the Masters Jokes page

Last Fixture -- Kennels Coffee Morning

Joint Meet with the Cumberland Hounds

February

Some days out on the Hill when the weather allowed

[photo --Sarah & Gaily]

Sarah & Mary at the Mill Inn Coffee Morning

Mosedale End coffee morning

 

 

 

Opening Meet 09

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Latest News stories ----March 2010

13th March--hot off the Press --our very own Diane & Charlie

[although here he is given his fancy name] have come :

                  2nd at Crufts!!!                  

                         CRUFTS 2010 Dalmatian CLASS Limit - Dog


1st MOUNTSORREL CRESCENDO OF SHYDALLY ( MRS J HARDY)


2nd TAKESTI MOON DANCER (MISS D E TODHUNTER)


3rd KOROYZA GRIPPI IL MIRACOLO (MS D & MS R BEAUMONT & CROFT)


Res DALZANA KING OF JOPPA (MR S J & MRS R KAZANA)
VHC ILLYRIA SARONS LAD (MRS S J P JENKINS
)

WELL DONE --to BOTH

 
Latest News stories ----February 2010 [2]

                                                    

It was with great sadness that we in The Blencathra learned of the untimely passing of Christopher Bland, Huntsman of The Melbreak Foxhounds (our close and good neighbours).

We had considerable respect and admiration for the manner in which Christopher unselfishly continued the family tradition when his father Pritch "stepped off the fell".

Christopher was a quiet unassuming young man , but for anyone who knew him well he was kindness personified. We in Fell hunting will be the poorer without Christopher , not least with his friendly disposition , generous spirit and his engaging smile. Our thoughts remain firmly with Christopher's family and friends, especially his Mum Liz and sister Caroline at this desperately sad and difficult time.

I know that I speak for everyone connected with The Blencathra , when I send our very best wishes to Johnny Vickers and all connected with the Melbreak , as they try and find a way forward following the significant loss of Christopher.

Michael Thompson.

12/02/2010

 
Latest News stories ----February 2010 [1]

The Master, Committee members and supporters

would like to take this opportunity to give Barry & Sue our very best wishes on the occasion of their 30th Wedding anniversary today [Feb 2nd].

 
Latest News stories ----January 2010[2]

from Grizedale Pike --Jan 2010

Frozen Derwentwater -- Jan 2010

Crag Hill -- Jan 2010

When Hounds aren't out---there's always CHOCOLATES

And let's remember

SPRING is coming

Blencathra & St Johns

Jan 2010

 

   Striding Edge - Jan 2010

 
Latest News stories ----January 2010[1]

The floods have now receded [we have had frost,ice & snow since then]but the clear up continues especially in the valleys of Borrowdale,Newlands,St Johns, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite in our area.

Several bridges are still closed & need major repairs and the

Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund is still open

CLICK HERE If you wish to contribute to a fund for individuals, families and for voluntary groups who suffered in the flooding on 19 November.

Our thoughts & wishes go out to all those landowners, farmers and local community [both in our area & farther afield]who have been affected by the flooding & its consequences.

Keswick

19th Nov 09

 

For those Cumberland supporters who visit the web site or join us at our meets-----here are some photos of  memorabilia dating back to 1892 --click here for more photos

 

The clock was given as 2nd prize in 1892 to the hound Rambler--walked by Mr J Biglands Hall Bank

 

The memorabilia have all come via the Biglands family ---- has anyone any more info re Rambler; which show; or Mr J Biglands ???

 

 

The Future of Hunting is Repeal

Make sure you click here to sign up to support the repeal of the Hunting Act


To view previous news items---click on the relevant years or month(s):

News 2009

 

News 2008

News: November 2007   'The Masters Voice' - news & details of how to receive this free magazine

News: August 2007    Bassenthwaite Ospreys - the story of these fascinating birds nesting again in the Lake District

News: May 2007   'Order of the Boot' --article by Barry Todhunter published in Hunting magazine

News: January,February March and April 2007  Fixture amend, Request re Fox mask, Sunshine's pups, Catterick racecourse visit, Old hunt photos from Cumbria archives.

News: December 2006    06 AGM news, Dick Peel Hon Master

News: 5th Dec 2007 -- response from the Prime Minister's office concerning the petition "to repeal the Hunting Act 2004"to which there were 43,852 signatures.

To view the Government's response click here

A clear, concise and powerful argument for the repeal of the Hunting Act is detailed in the “Case for Repeal”, a new document by the Countryside Alliance setting out why the Act is flawed and why it believes repeal is inevitable. Download a copy of "Case for Repeal" here

Last year a BBC Radio 4 programme held a vote asking which law people wanted repealed. The result was as follows:

The Hunting Act with 52.8%

Dangerous Dogs Act: 1.6%
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act : 6.2%
Human Rights Act: 6.1%
European Communities Act : 29.7%
The Act of Settlement: 3.6%

 

 

Keeping in touch:

We are very grateful for all the good wishes and financial support that we have received so far. We hope that supporters will continue to keep in touch with us.If you wish to do so contact us.