TERRIER & LURCHER SHOW
SATURDAY 5TH JUNE 2010 @ 1PM
AT: HEOL-Y-CYW PLAYING FIELDS, HEOL-Y-CYW
BRIDGEND, MID GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES
(SIGN POSTED OFF J35 M4)
QUALIFIER FOR: COUNTRYMANS WEEKLY CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
NWTF, EDRD, WELSH WALLEY CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
NORTH WALES TERRIER & LURCHER CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
HOT/COLD REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE, RAFFLE, SPONSORED CLASSES
WITH TROPHIES & PRIZES !!!!!
TERRIER & LURCHER RACING AFTER THE SHOW
THE FELL & MOORLAND CLUB WILL MAKE A CHARITABLE DONATION TO:
" HELP FOR HEROES"
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT PAUL / SIAN ON:
TEL: 01656 860445
MBLE: 07900 291561 / 07845 961726
The South Wales Area has a New Representative.
Mr P Beck can be reached on 01656 860445 / MBLE: 07845 961726 / 07900 291561
Any new members please contact Paul.or Sian
As soon as he has any meetings to announce he will put them up on this web page.
THE FELL & MOORLAND W.T.C "SOUTH WALES" HELD THERE SHOW ON SATURDAY 31ST MAY 2008 AT
PENCOED, BRIDGEND, MID GLAMORGAN.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS SHOW ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS
AND THE MEMBERS WHO HELPED TO ORGANISE THE SHOW.
THE JUDGES DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB, THE LURCHER JUDGES WERE MR PAUL ROBERTS AND MR KARL RYALL
(WHO JUDGED THE BULL X CLASS) THE TERRIER JUDGES WERE MR MICK ELLARD, MARK PURSALL AND MR
THE FELL & MOORLAND CLUB WILL MAKE A CHARITABLE DONATION TO THE EMILY WEAVER TRUST.
Champion Lurcher puppy.
Champion Terrier Puppy ( with sponsors Beckinsale builders)
Champion Lurcher & Reserve Champion (with judge Mr Paul Roberts)
Champion Terrier & Reserve Champion (with judge Mr Mick Ellard)
Young Terrier Man Learning the Hard Way
By Callan Mears.
I am a sixteen year old lad who is relatively new to the terrier community; I have always listened and learned from all the experience Terrier Men in my local community here in the Rhondda Valley South Wales since buying my two Russel pups two years ago. I am writing this to tell of my recent experience of how the dog fraternity across both
As usual I was walking with my terriers around the mountains way above my village in Blaencwm in the Rhondda Valley, passing the waterfall the terrier picked up a scent and sped off down the mountain side screaming on a trail of what I guest was a fox I could not see as the Jack Russell were by now 200 metres in front of me disappearing over the edge of the mountain. After managing to catch up I came across an old Mine Level which had not been active for 50 years or more, thinking the dogs had gone to ground here I paused and listened at the 10inch wide opening leading into the level, just as I thought! The Baying and Screams of my two Russell’s they had run it aground. Waiting for hour after hour hoping my dogs would re appear, no phone in my pocket so I could not get help, no way of digging as the rock and boulders were to big I decided to light a fire knowing that my friend Barry knew I was walking the mountains and would be keeping an eye out, as Barry has taught me everything over the last couple of years, and he was not about to let me down now he spotted the smoke reached for his binoculars and saw me up on the rock face of the mountain,
Barry came up immediately sensing something was wrong. We did what we could until darkness fell over the mountain blocking the entrance hoping the dogs would be waiting on our return the following day. After speaking to the local terrier men I soon realised that it was not a good place for terriers to go and several people had dogs stuck for periods of 3 days to 2 weeks one commenting that he had lost a terrier there 20 years previous, 3 long days went by and still nothing by now no noise no whimpering nothing, I was residing myself to not seeing my treasured Russell’s, speaking on the phone to a friend of mine and Barry’s up in England we explained the situation to Rod Smith who mentioned the Fell and Moorland Terrier Club who have a rescue service for their members. Rod made a few phone calls and it was not long before I received a phone call off Paul Beckinsale from the South Wales Region of the Fell and Moorland Terrier Club even though I am not a member it was only hours before Paul and his team travelled from Bridgend some 30 miles from my village to carry out an assessment of the situation and begin a rescue attempt, Paul and his team moved between 2 and 3 ton of rock and opened up the level entrance managing to locate the area where the dogs were at about 15 to 20 metres in. The Level soon narrowed down to 8 inches high and not knowing the geological structure of the roof it was decide it was not safe to risk life or limb. Paul Beckinsale then contacted Brecon Mountain Rescue who came out the following day they assessed the situation and decided it was now a job for the Brecon Cave Rescue Team who are a special group of volunteers that a trained specifically for rescuing lost people from cave networks and potholes across South Wales please let me tell you these people were amazing like ferrets down a rabbit warren digging, drilling and chiselling all in a space by now no more than 12 to 14 inches high after 4 hours of blood sweat and tears they manage to located the dogs stuck behind a large rock peering through a 2 inch crack. With the time now at 10-30pm in the Black of the night they opened up the crack by a further 3 inches before the batteries ran out on the power drills, we decided there was no more we could do that night and started to pull out of the level then there was a shout from the depths of the level dog! dog! We’ve got a dog my little bitch had manage to squeeze through the crack and she ran out in to my relieved arms I was over the moon and wept with joy.
The other dog was too big to follow but the Cave Rescue was confident they could return the next day and rescue the other dog.
True to their word the Cave Rescue were back the next day (day six) and within the hour out followed my other terrier, boy was I relieved we managed to find out how they had kept so much weight on during their days underground behind the crack laid one big dog fox who’s intestines had made a ready meal for my 2 Russell’s.
I would like to thank Fay and Barry who were there for me constantly also Rod Smith for all his advice and for putting me in touch with the Fell and Moorland Terrier Club.
Many thanks to Paul Beckinsale and his team from the Fell and Moorland Terrier Club of South Wales, who played a major part in the rescue and last but by no means least the Brecon Cave Rescue Team, who were unbelievable during the rescue.
This is one young man who has learned that we have many friends and people do care especially during times of trouble.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart
Paul Becks helpers were Jamie Jones, Paul Rees, Jim & Lloyd Sims.
Paul Becks helpers were Jamie Jones, Paul Rees, Jim & Lloyd Sims.