A SHOW REPORT FROM 1951, an excellent archive
7TH JULY 1951
(As printed in The Cocker Journal)
NORTH MIDLANDS & EASTERN COUNTIES COCKER SPANIEL CLUB
A good entry considering it clashed with quite a number of other shows in this area. A marvellous venue and a happy crowd of Cocker Enthusiasts all helped in running of a successful open show by the North Midlands & Eastern Counties Cocker Spaniel Club at the Blue Ball Hotel, Risley on 7th July. Mr Guy Abell attracted an excellent entry of 169 made up by 59 exhibits. Mr Abell thanked Mr A S Mansfield and Mr H Paulson who were the stewards for the efficient way they carried their strenuous duties. The President, Dr Mary Bell presented the diplomas and silver cups to the winners. A Collection made on hehalf of Mr Singler’s fund raised £2 14s. 6d. Best exhibit and best bitch was Mr E Bartram’s Paljoy Flush of Trambar; best dog was Mr H M Stile’s Cobnor Sparkle of Reepham; best puppy bitch was Mr A S Mansfield’s Luklena Melodius; best puppy dog was Miss V Ferguson’s Springbank Covenmore Silver Flare.
Any colour Sp puppy – 1, Carters Joyful Light of Dorthur, very useful blue roan bitch, should come on well; 2, Biddle’s Coryl of Westcombe, black, white and tan, very young but will make it; 3, Mellor’s Dollis Hill Oscar, lemon and white, big enough.
Puppy D – 1, Ferguson’s Springbank Covenmore Silver Flare, good mover, very nice; 2, Master’s Styvechale Steelblue, loses in front action; 3, D Hill Oscar.
Puppy B – 1, Mansfield’s Lucklena Melodius, good enough, will carry on; 2, Joyful light of D; 3, Dawson’s Frandor Flicker, loses in back action.
A.O.C. Novice – 1 Mcormack’s Nostrebor Narissa, sound for and aft, but not too well balanced; 2, Jones’ Harley Blue Hyacinth, not too clever in hind action; 3, Pearce’s Betty Blue of Ben-Ker, if everything was like her head would win.
Sp Open – 1, Biddles Jonty of Westcombe, will do to take along in every way; 2, Bell’s Caroline of Shardston, will still improve, not ready yet; 3, Fergusons Springbank Fortunate Girl, bigger than I liked.
Black, Red, Golden or liver, novice – 1, Slater’s Talkies Candy, good black, just needs discipline; 2, Pearce’s Daleross Coppelia of Ben Ker, sweet red, just misses it; 3, Jenkins Dinwinton Glean, red too long in back.
Sp Open – 1, T Candy; 2, Bircumshaw’s Dawn of Diminsdale, very neat red bitch; 3, Holinshead’s Bruce Ranee Weelan, black, fair generally not too good in action.
Any colour Maiden – 1, Bells, Horace of Shardaston, blue and tan, good type although big enough; 2, Brooks Barton Blount Jingle Bell, fair all through; 3 Wain’s Ashwell Printer, red oversize.
Novice D – 1, Horace of S; 2, B B Jingle Bell; 3, A Printer.
Junior D – 1, S C Silver Flare; 2, S Steel Blue; 3, Horace of S.
Post Grad D – 1, Stiles’ Cobnar Sparkle of Reepham, six yeard old, as good as new, moves like a train, really nice; 2, Shouler’s Contenderson of Brenshu; 3, Bells Councillor of Hightrees, did not impress.
Maiden B – 1, Seedhouse’s Sequin of Liswerry, good sound blue roan, well barrelled; 2, T Candy; 3, Brooks Meddling Maid of Ensigh, lemon road, quite useful.
Novice – repeat
Junior – 1, Caroline of S; 2, L Melodius; 3, Hughes’ Princess Rose of Panholm.
P Grad bitch – 1, Bartram’s Paljoy Flush of Tramoor, real lemon roan cocker with real ribs and very happy action, eventually B.I.S; 2, Caroline of S; 3, S F Girl.
Limit- 1, P Flush of T; 2, Mansfields Lucky Simon of Lucklena, sound red dog, big enough; 3, M Marigold
Bred by Exhibitor – 1, P Flush of T; 2, Jonty of W; 3, Springbank Fortunate Girl.
Not Bred by Exhibitor – 1, M Maid of E; 2, Master’s Vanessa of Styvechale, sound one; 3, Vanter’s Kentor Black Chief of Ulwell, sound and black.
Open Dog 1, Councillor of H; 2, B B Jingle Bell; 3, Luck Simon of L.
Open Bitch – 1, P Flush of T; 2, S Fortunate Girl; 3, M Maid of E.
Best In Show Paljoy Flush of Trambar, best opposite sex Cobnar Sparkle of Reepham.
J Guy Abell (Judge)