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These galleries are the most up to date in the fixture calendar

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[Thanks to Darren Elliott,Dan Atkinson & JoAnne Fell for assistance with pictures]

 

for ALL the meet galleries go to the recent days out

 

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February Meets

January Meets

New Years Day 2018

Opening Meet

Hounds confined to Kennels due to weather conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Tractor       Run

2018

[8th April]

 

47 tractors took

part this year

BLENCATHRA HUNT BALL [Feb 17th]

Click on either picture to see the gallery

 

 

   

FUNERAL DAY 8th DEC

Click on picture for a gallery ....

'Memories of Dick Peel'

 

 

Friday 24th November

 

It is with great sadness that we advise that Mr Dick Peel- our Honorary Master - died peacefully earlier today after a short illness in hospital.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Dick's family at this time.

We will of course advise more details in the coming days, when any arrangements are known.

Dick aged 97 was the friendly face who welcomed so many people to The Blencathra for more than 50 years whilst on the General Working Committee .

            Michael and Larry

 

An AFTERNOON with JOHNNY RICHARDSON

was held on Sunday 22nd October at Caldbeck Village Hall

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Johnny Richardson was born on the first of November 1918 at Pike Side farm Ulpha the second son of Jeremiah [who was born at Potts Ghyll Caldbeck] and Grace Richardson.

His life lasted 69 years which could be divided into three different stories:

Part one of his life was spent moving from farm to farm as his family grew and the boys left school to assist with work on the farm. Johnny and his brothers worked amongst the Herdwick sheep which the Richardson family had bred for years and which they took with them from farm to farm and which still survived at Gatesgarth with Johnnie's sister in law Maureen and nephew Willy and now Johnny's sister Betty's family

Part two -This farming life was interrupted by the second world war when Johnny went off with the troops and fortunately for the hunting world managed to return but not without many an incident and escapade especially in Italy which makes a story in itself.

Part three - On his return from the war Johnny went into hunt service with the Blencathra Foxhounds as whipper in to George Bell from whom he took over the horn in 1949 and remained in office until his death in 1988.
He was the sixth huntsman of the Blencathra and those folk who met him, knew him and talked with him would agree that he was a remarkable man with a remarkable memory for hounds and hunting and a passionate love of sheep, farming and Lake District life.

Click on Johnny's picture for a picture gallery - some dating back to the 1950's

KENNY

Interviewed and Photographed by the Cumberland News

To Read the Article Click here

 

SPIKE

Interviewed and Photographed by the Cumbria Magazine

To Read the Article Click here

To view previous news items---click on the relevant years or month(s):

2016/17 Season

2015/16 Season

2014/15 Season

2013/14 Season ; 2012/13 Season ; Mar 2010 to July 2012 ; to Dec 10; Jan to Aug 10; 2009 ; 2008; Nov 2007 ;  Aug 2007 ;  May 2007 ;  Jan,Feb Mar and April 2007 ; December 2006    News: 5th Dec 2007 -- response from the Prime Minister's office concerning the petition "to repeal the Hunting Act 2004"to which there were 43,852 signatures......

Click here for the CASE for HUNTING

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