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Percy Norton – tribute to a longstanding ECDA member July 11, 2017

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Wendy Hall, Chairman of ECDA writes:

ECDA Open Show 1116 (15)It is with great sadness we heard of the passing of our longest-standing member, at the grand old age of 103. Percy Norton passed away on Saturday 8th of July.

 

Percy was a great supporter of Eastern Counties Dachshund Association, active right up to the end. Together with his daughter Marilyn (who is a Vice President of ECDA), Percy attended our last show in May.

Always a great character, I loved listening to his stories. He survived a serious injury sustained in the 2nd World War, he enjoyed fishing and of course, his Dachshunds.

 

RIP Percy; we will miss you. Our condolences to Marilyn and her sister.

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Gina Hardy July 3, 2016

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Gina_HardyThe Officers and Committee of ECDA are sad to report the death of Gina Hardy, yesterday, after her battle with cancer. Gina was a much-loved member of the ECDA community and had been Secretary for several years.

Norfolk born and bred, Gina was well-known as a talented artist and sculptor and there are probably very few Dachshund exhibitors who don’t have one of her models or paintings. Her Mini Wire Dachshunds were often an inspiration for her sculptures.

Our sympathies and condolences go to Peter, her partner, and all her family. Her good humour and immense talent as an artist and sculptor will be sadly missed by all of us at ECDA. Her works of art will be a lasting legacy and a fantastic reminder of her for all her friends.

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Jean Matthews; President of Eastern Counties Dachshund Association January 8, 2015

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We were saddened to hear that Jean Matthews, ECDA President, had passed away on Tuesday this week.

The Officers and Committee offer their condolences to her family.  She will be greatly missed by all of us and, no doubt, all our members and friends.  Jean’s funeral service will be held at March Crematorium (Knights End Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0YJ) on Monday 19th January at 3.30pm.  Instead of flowers, Jean would have wanted a donation to go to Dogs Trust.

The pictures below were taken at Jean’s 90th Birthday celebrations in December 2012.  Jean was Chairman of the Association for many years, then a Vice-President, and latterly our President.

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Eastern Counties DA – 2013 in review December 31, 2013

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This website was viewed about 6,000 times in 2013.  In 2013, there were 11 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 64 posts. There were 26 pictures uploaded.

The busiest day of the year was December 1st with 259 views. The most popular post that day was ECDA Open Show 1st December 2013 – results.

 

Happy New Year everyone.

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Happy 100th Birthday Percy, from everyone at Eastern Counties Dachshund Association December 24, 2013

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The picture and article below are in the Dec. 27th issue of Dog World.

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Percy Norton celebrates his 100th Birthday with ECDA today December 1, 2013

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Percy Norton will be 100 on 27th December. He was at our Open Show today and we took the opportunity to begin his Birthday celebrations.  Percy cut the cake and and received a card signed by everyone at the show.  This is the second “big Birthday” we’ve celebrated at ECDA this year; Jean Matthews, our President, was 90.  There must be something in the water in the Eastern Counties!

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Dachshund Health Seminar: 13th October: Newmarket August 11, 2012

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The Dick White Charitable Foundation has kindly offered to run a Health Seminar for the Dachshund Breed Council at their Referral Practice near Newmarket.

The Seminar will take place on Saturday 13th October (09:00 – 16:00) at Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, CB8 0UH.

Prof. Dick White’s practice team of highly-experienced Specialists with expertise across a wide range of veterinary disciplines will provide the speakers for the seminar. Topics will include:

  •  Soft tissue – hernias
  • Dermatology – managing ear and skin conditions
  • Neurology – brain and back
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Hydrotherapy and physiotherapy demonstrations
  • Anaesthesia – acupuncture

There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the referral clinic to see their facilities.

If you would like to reserve a place (first come, first served; max. 40) a Booking Form is available here. Alternatively, please e-mail or ‘phone Ian Seath (ian@sunsong.co.uk; 01628 529936).

The cost of the seminar is ONLY £10 which includes refreshments and lunch. The £10 fee includes donations which will be made to the Dick White Charitable Foundation and the Dachshund Breed Council Health Fund.

ECDA Annual General Meeting 2012 June 3, 2012

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At the AGM today, Wendy C Spencer was elected Patron after many years service as President.

Jean Matthews was elected President and Ian Seath was elected as a Vice President.

The new Treasurer is Lynn Black, with Minna Hagan as Assistant Treasurer.

Full list of Officers and Committee.

Joan Littmoden 1917-2011 October 29, 2011

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Eagle of Dunkerque (born 24/05/43) owned by Joan Littmoden

We are saddened to announce the death of our Patron Joan Littmoden today.  Joan was 94 this year and was also Patron of the Miniature Dachshund Club and the Great Joint Dachshund Association.

Joan’s famous Wendlitt affix is behind many of today’s Miniature Smooth-haired Dachshunds.

Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.

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