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Welks go online!

THE CLOSING date for this year’s West of England Ladies’ Kennel Society’s Championship Show is March 12th and is fast approaching. The Secretary writes she hopes entering for the former will not be forgotten by too many of those in attendance at the latter.

The WELKS will be held on 25, 26 and 27 April at the lovely Three Counties Showground at Malvern, where there is so much space available for big rings if the weather is kind and very generous indoor accommodation if not.

Fees this year have risen slightly to £19.50 for CC breeds and £15.50 for non CC breeds with subsequent entries and catalogues at £3 each. Free parking closest to the benching areas for breeds is now automatic.

Due to some minor changes to the layout there is to be an additional area made available for tradestands and therefore there will be enhanced opportunities for shopping at the show, something that exhibitors have been requesting for a long time.

An additional innovations this year is the opportunity for exhibitors to enter on line at This service is provided by the printers, Fosse Data Ltd, and there is an additional charge of 50p per exhibitor but the entry is checked as it is processed so errors are avoided and it offers the option to pay by credit card too. Schedules can be downloaded from and are available from the Secretary Mrs Sheila Jakeman, Lyneham Lake, Kingham, Oxford OX7 6UJ Tel 01608 659369. It is appreciated if you do not telephone until mid morning to allow Mrs Jakeman time to care for her own dogs, but she does not object to calls during the evening.