The club was established in 1964 to promote the interests of all terrier breeds in London & the Home Counties, which consists of. The Counties of London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
We currently hold our Annual Terrier Show at Lockmeadow Market in Maidstone in September details are published on our Facebook page and on the Show Page of this site.
All 27 Kennel Club Registered breeds of Terrier are scheduled every year.
We welcome spectators as well as exhibitors and new members.
Come along and see some of the most historically important breeds of terrier for yourself.
THE COMMITTEE FOR 2019
LIFE VICE PRESIDENTS: Mr Pat Burke-Mr Mike Homan
PRESIDENT: Mr Mike Homan
CHAIRMAN & SHOW SECRETARY: HON.SECRETARY: HON. TREASURER
Mrs Gill Thomas Mr Brian Collins Mrs Alice Levy
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Mr Dave Manito, Ms Ailien Meyers, Mrs Monica Barraclough
There remain NINE unfilled places on committee. We welcome anyone willing to be co-opted to give us a hand on Show Day.
HISTORY OF THE LONDON & HOME COUNTIES TERRIER CLUB
The inaugural meeting of the London & Home Counties Terrier Club was held 10th December 1964 at the Albert Restaurant,Victoria, London. Group Captain A. G. Sutton OBE held the chair.
At this meeting Mr B. G. Dennis was elected chairman, Mr T. J. Horner secretary and Mr C. W. Rippingale treasurer. Mr Horner held the position of secretary for fourteen years until retiring in 1979 through ill health.
He was followed by Mr Reg Hunt and Mr Wally Topham until April 1981.
Mike Homan was elected club secretary in 1981 holding the position until his retirement in 2006, Mr Pat Burke, Chairman and Mr Cyril Windsor elected treasurer. Alterations were made to the composition of the club and The London & Home Counties Terrier Club entered into its halcyon years and became one of the most important show dates on the calendar.
On Mr Pat Burke retirementd Mr Peter Eva was elected chairman and remained so for almost 20 years. Mr Cyril Windsor also stepped down from his positionat around the same time being replaced by Mrs Margaret East as Treasurer upon retirement she emigrated to Australia with husband Terry,
In 2000, Mrs Gill Thomas became Treasurer holding the position for 5 years before her election as Secretary in 2006. with Mr Alan Muir as Treasurer. Mr Brett Lay became Chairman resigning in 2014 being replaced by Mr David Payton. Mrs Alice Levy was elected Treasurer in 2011 the position vacated by Mr Alan Muir.
2016 Mr David Payton Chairman, retired from the committee & was replaced by Mrs Gill Thomas as Chairman & Show Secretary with Mr Brian Collins voted in as Acting Secretary, becoming the Hon. Secretary for the club the following year.
This year also saw the inclusion of Jack Russell Terriers onto the Kennel Club register of recognised breeds and as a welcome addition to the London & Home Counties Terrier Club annual Show.
To date, the longest serving members of the L & H C T C are Ella Eva (retired from the committee a few short years ago) and Mike Homan, both coming aboard during the second half of the 1970’s. Mike Homan was elected as a Life Vice President.at the 2015 Annual General Meeting in recognition of his long & distinguished service.
Following the 2019 Show Mrs Thomas announced her intention to step down from the position of Chairman & Show Secretary due to ill health, the Secretary Mr Brian Collins also resigned from his post both Officers promised to stay until after a Special General Meeting when a new Secretary would be appointed or the club cease to operate. Miss Nicola Foster (Thozow) was duly elected as acting Secretary and the first new committee meeting held on November 9th 2019.
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