Pawsitively the best Dog Show in town

Standing room only. Photo: Kirsteen King

They came in packs – from Barkingside to Canine Town, the Parish of Wanstead Dog Show returned to the gardens of Christ Church on 7th May.

The sun shone, the Pimms flowed and the youngsters had fun on the bouncy castle (although possibly not the volunteers manning it). Star attraction however was the dogs. Large or small, they were all magnificent and all deserved prizes.

With categories ranging from Best Dog, to Best Rescue and even Best Owner & Dog lookalike, there really was something for everyone. Once again our thanks go to sponsors Petty Son & Prestwich. Goddard Veterinary Group were also present with a stall (thankfully no participant needed their services on the day).

This was something of a swansong for organiser Gill Hornsey, who is stepping down as Chair of the Friends. Gill has done an awesome (pawsome?) job as Chair, raising much needed funds for the parish in the process, and we will miss her greatly. Thank you, Gill, on behalf of all of us.