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If you enjoy browsing our web site [or printing off a few pictures!....] you could still ....

every little helps!!

 

Members draw   JUNEresults now posted

 

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  Latest News & Campaigns

(click on CA box)

  

The CA visited us in December 2011 in snowy conditions & made a short

video

 

click on picture to view article & video

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Country Voices

CDs and Song Books

 

      

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The 'New' Blencathra

Recipe Book

 

£7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some great hunting stories in the Mardale Hunt Book ---

There had been a shepherd’s meeting at the top of High Street, and such meetings were invariably accompanied by sports and hunts. During the particular hunt in question a man named Dixon fell from Blea Water Crag, about 300 feet high, and miraculously broke no bones, although terribly bruised, for he struck several times against the rock and so checked his fall. When he came to the ground he scrambled on to his knees, cried out “Lads, t’fox is gane out at hee end; lig t’ dogs on and I’ll come syn” and then fell down insensible.

           

50 copies of the 2nd Edition are now available

£17.00 inc post and packing

Available from:

Henry Roberts 01539 720524 or

Fred Holdsworth 015394 433388 or

Ron Black [author]:

cumbrian-lad@hotmail.co.uk

     

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           Download

the Case for Hunting here


           Download

the Case for Repeal here


           Download

An Introduction to Fox Hunting

If you would like any of the above booklets in hard-copy format please get in touch with Henrietta on

henrietta-rutgers@countryside-alliance.org

     

Hunt Badge to commemorate Barry's 40 years with the Blencathra

ONLY 5 from the Hunt Supporters Team

email Sheila at sheila.sunderland@hotmail.com or

tel 01768 779593 for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSunday 31st May --The Blencathra Supreme Sporting Dog Challenge

 

ULLSWATER COUNTRY FAIR   

Sun 28th June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saddler won the Entered dog class and Champion Foxhound

 

Reserve: Best in Show - Saddler

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          Best in Show -- Terrier named Red

 

Picture Gallery for the Supreme Sporting Dog Challenge

                                                                                                             thanks to D Elliott

CLICK HERE to see the FULL results

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US THIS SEASON
     DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW THE DIARY DATES PAGE FOR

SOCIAL EVENTS & SHOWS THROUGH THE 'CLOSE' SEASON

 
Lobby now to help win the vote on hunting

Thanks to the many thousands of you who have already taken part in our recently-launched e-campaign on hunting. Please take a moment to fill the e-campaign in today - follow this link for the dedicated page.

For the first time since the Hunting Act came into force a decade ago we have a Government which has been elected with a manifesto commitment to a vote on the repeal the Hunting Act.

We can be almost certain that Ministers will bring forward proposals to lift the ban, but hunting has always been a free vote issue for MPs so the focus now moves on to winning that vote.

We need every single person who opposes the illiberal and illogical Hunting Act to contact their MP and make their views known on this issue. Using the link you can email your MP, but please don't stop there. Forward this email to your friends and family and post it on social media as well.

Once you have received a response from your MP please forward it to us at political@countryside-alliance.org to help us strengthen our direct lobbying activity.
Together we can send the strongest possible message to Westminster that the Hunting Act must go.

Barney White-Spunner
Executive Chairman

Countryside Alliance

 

Here's another picture for you to:

1 Name those folk [we have now had several names put forward

and it is now thought-

A: B Todhunter;D Bell;R Bellas ;K Stuart

2 Name the crag

A : Gate Crag

3Guess the year --is it 1980/81 or 82??

A : Season 81/82

 

 

A Great Picture from 1978!!

3 Questions:

1 Q Where was the picture taken?

A On the old A66 road between Storms and Burns Farm

2 Q Where is Miss Blencathra 1978 Lynne Sexton Now??

A No answer as yet....

3 Q Was Miss Blencathra chosen at the Rookin Farm Hunt Ball?

 

                                                                                     

Check out Recent days out for the 2014/15 galleries or 

Latest news items pages

Merchandise Page

 

 

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CANVAS PICTURES

The draw for the canvas pictures so far is as follows:

1  Diane Todhunter Robinson - Barry above Derwentwater

 

2  Larry Slattery - Barry and hounds at Watendlath

 

3  Chris Lamb - Barry above Bassenthwaite

 

4 Stan Clark -Walking to the Opening Meet Threlkeld

 

5 David Loan - Barry and Hounds at Wanthwaite

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This canvas is still to be won --- look out for Sheila/tickets at future Coffee mornings/meets/events!

     

 

 

 

 

"hunting is fundamental to the lives and cultural heritage of Cumbrian people"

 

 

 

The Lake District has been hit hardest by the Hunting Act of 2004, says Johnny Scott, tracing the history of the region’s fell packs – once the first line of defence against predation for farmers

 

 

 

Click here to read the article by Johnny Scott in the latest edition of the Field Magazine

 

 

 

Charlie Pye-Smith is the author of "Rural Rites: hunting and the politics of prejudice". The book provides detailed analysis of the history of the 2004 Hunting Act, the issues underlying it and the situation created by its enactment. "This book has an application which goes so much further than hunting and animal welfare. It shows us the ease with which bad law can be made, how simple it is to spin the facts, and how readily the rights of minorities can be obliterated". Published by the All Party Parliamentary Middle Way Group. Charlie is the author of over a dozen books, click on the book cover to......

visit his website and download /read the book as a pdf.

An Introduction to Fox Hunting is a 16-page document, designed to introduce the younger generation to hunting with hounds. Specifically focused at targeting the secondary school age range, the booklet covers a wide variety of topics including some facts about the fox as a species, a guide to a day’s hunting, some important hunting terms and a word search.

 

 

 

The booklet has an informative but fun tone and, with plenty of illustrations, has been designed to stimulate the younger mind.

 

 

Click Here to see/download a copy

 

 

FOR the LOVE of HUNTING ENGLAND  -- check out the new website

Barry is to be a regular contributor as one of the 'Hunting Personalities'---

read his first article here  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BLENCATHRA in the EARLY 50s

Master: Sir Percy Hope; Huntsman: Johnny Richardson; Whip: Anthony Chapman   

 

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