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Raffle Prize Ready!



If you haven’t bought any raffle tickets yet – there is still time (the raffle is being drawn on October 31st).

If you have bought tickets – isn’t he wonderful – why not increase your chances and buy some more!!!!

Hernia Henry has now been made and how it has been done can be seen here

Making a Hernia Henry

Sad News

I was very sad to hear this afternoon that Glenis Barlow had passed away. This is a name that few of you at Clumberfest will know, but whilst she never visited us at Clumberfest, from the very first Clumberfest she has been a staunch supporter and always bought raffle tickets, provided many Clumber related gifts for the raffle and enjoyed her winnings of Lilleys Cider! (Elderflower or Bee Sting for preference!)

When I visited my late mother in Manchester, I would pop in and see Glenis on my way home (who used to breed and show Clumbers) and between us we would put the Clumber world to rights.

A lovely lady that will be sadly missed.

RIP Glenis

Clumberfest 2021 Dates Confirmed

After yesterdays sad announcement that we have had to cancel Clumberfest 2020 we have now confirmed the dates for 2021!
Clumberfest 2021 will be 5th-12th July…as usual the actual events/activities will be the weekend (10th/11th) with the week before a chance to have a bit of a holiday, chill out in the Wiltshire countryside and have an easy week with other clumber owners.
Hope to see you all then if not before

Clumberfest 2020 Cancelled

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It is with heavy hearts we write this. With the latest ‘plans’ to go forward with released recently and after much discussion over the last few weeks we feel that unfortunately it would be irresponsible of us to continue with Clumberfest in July this year.

We are really sorry to write that Clumberfest 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid 19 and the social distancing restrictions in place.

We were really looking forward to seeing you all, old friends and new and we will have to really make up for it 2021!!

We will book and release the 2021 dates as soon as we can so we all have 2021 in the diaries to look forward to.

In the meantime – look out for your chance to win a Hernia Henry! Details to be announced shortly!

What a Wonderful Week!

If you want to go straight to the pictures! Click here

Clumberfest 2019 is officially over. We have just had our last time around the tables in the middle of the field having a drink,some eats a laugh and putting the world to rights. This is the 5th Clumberfest, we have had some good Clumberfests, but by my reckoning this was a GREAT Clumberfest.

We sold over 750 raffle tickets and as everything was donated, that is pure profit, put that together with the auctioned items and donations through the week we made a fantastic £1100 to use towards Clumber health!

Clumberfest doesn’t happen without a lot of work. Pam Sheppard has worked tirelessly before Clumberfest in getting donations and selling raffle tickets and also through the days here making sure things are just ticking over nicely and we have “happy campers”. Also many thanks to Lynn Peters who gave a great talk on IOHC which was received very well and opened many eyes to a new health issue appearing in Clumbers. Also to Adrian Peters who with Lynn sourced some fantastic prizes for the raffle. I am also grateful to Glenis Barlow, who so kindly donated items we have been auctioning and have had available to buy at Clumberfest and to Graham Underwood who donated a super Clumber figure that sold for £100! I mustn’t forget Paul Stockford and Julie Guest who help out in many ways through the days and wish them well for their wedding later in July. Lastly to my son William for brewing the Clumberfest Cider he produces every year that is enjoyed by many (including me) and adds to the coffers!

Finally I thank all of you who read these ramblings and support Clumberfest by coming (some of you from a long way) to Wiltshire and making it a great weekend, by supporting the events, the pub quiz, the Fun Show and readily part with your money in support of this great cause.

Two last things.

We have had many discussions over this weekend following the talk by Lynn Peters on IOHC. We have decided that the money will be spent on that topic in both raising the awareness of the problem and looking to see if it can be detected in a better was than a very expensive CT Scan examination, also how is this problem passed down the breeding lines. We’ll keep you informed of developments!

Secondly, a date for your diaries NOW.

Clumberfest 2020 will run from July 6th 2020 to July 13th 2020.

Camping from the 6th and the actual Clumberfest will be on July 11th and 12th. We are still deciding activities, but first thoughts are along the lines of “what’s involved in this showing malarkey” and “so you want to work your dog” aka “Dog training with dummies for dummies!”

Plus possibly a basic grooming demonstration and of course the obligatory walk and pub-quiz!

See you there!

If you have got this far well done and thank you.

Peter Shepppard, organiser

Clumberfest 2019 Auction

Here is the next Clumberfest auction item.
This is an original oil painting of Scarsdale Robin of Wintercleigh painted by WJ Slade in 1978.
The maximum dimensions are 22.5″ (570mm) wide by 27″ (690mm) tall.
This is a unique piece of artwork and is the only one in existence and I am very grateful to Glenis Barlow for donating it to the Clumberfest cause.
The frame needs a little TLC and I suspect with some careful (professional) cleaning the colours in the picture will regain their original vibrance.
Nevertheless a stunning picture and I think a starting bid of £50 is not unreasonable.
Please place your bids on the Clumberfest Facebook Page
The auction will close at 00.01 on the 8th July 2019.