Welcome To Our Site
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.
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.
At that particular time the L & H C T C was in the doldrums, entries were low and owing to difficulties in its structure the club badly needed updating. Mike Homan was elected club secretary in 1981, Mr Pat Burke, Chairman and Mr Cyril Windsor elected treasurer. Alterations were made to the composition of the club and the situation rapidly improved. The London & Home Counties Terrier Club entered into its halcyon years and became one of the most important show dates on the calendar.
Owing to ill health Mr Pat Burke retired and shortly afterwards due to business demands, Mr Cyril Windsor also stepped down from his position. Mr Peter Eva was elected chairman and remained so for almost 20 years. Margaret East served alongside him as Treasurer eventually retiring she emigrated to Australia with husband Terry, another loyal committee member.
In 2000, Mrs Gill Thomas became Treasurer holding the position for 5 years before her election as Secretary in 2006. After serving on the committee for several years, Mr Brett Lay became Chairman resigning in 2014 when Mr David Payton was duly elected to the position. Mrs Alice Levy was elected Treasurer in 2011 – the position vacated by Mr Alan Muir.
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 the current President was elected as a Life Vice President.of the club at the 2015 Annual General Meeting in recognition of his long & distinguished service.
2016 brought a change of Officers when Mr David Payton Chairman, retired from the committee. He was replaced by Mrs Gill Thomas as Acting Chairman & Mr Brian Collins as Acting Secretary. 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.
INDEX OF PAGES
History of the Club & Purpose
Membership Application Form
Download Membership Application form.
Download Club Rules.
View details of shows & events.
NEWS & CLUB SHOP
Club News and Events, Competitions,
Items of interest and photos of terriers from our members.
"The Club Shop" Jubilee Mugs.
Ring Clips & Key Fobs for sale
ANNUAL CLUB SHOW
Details of Forthcoming Show & Specials
Downloadable Schedule and Entry form.
Photgraphic Competition Entry Form
Order of Judging etc.
Results following Show
THE GOLDEN JUBILEE SHOW 2014
Pictures and Results of the Jubilee Show
Links to Breed Club pages for all breeds with websites. For further information and Welfare support.
Links to the Dog Press, Show Entry sites, Dog Tattoo Register, &the Kennel Club
Results and photographs from earlier Shows.
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