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Quinny74
4th November 2010, 11:29 AM
I live in a place called Great Yarmouth which is about 30 miles away from a little place called Costessey (pronounced Cossey).
Many of you may not know that if it wasn't for Costessey then we wouldn't be here today.
As is well known the first modern CKCS that won the 25 offered by Roswell Eldridge to recreate the old style spaniel was won by a dog called Ann's Son that was bred by a Miss Mostyn Walker. Miss Mostyn Walker owned the Clova Kennels in Costessey so ultimately all cavs in the world come from a little place up the road from where I live.

I think this is a great claim to fame and have contacted the parish council to make them aware of this fact. I have suggested that they could brand themselves as the 'home of the cavalier' and perhaps have a Cav show every year on the 3rd May to commemorate the breed being made official. Maybe if they did then some of the members on here would attend
Other breeds have a 'home' and perhaps Costessey will become the home of the Cav?

Charlifarley
4th November 2010, 11:50 AM
That's a great idea. I hope the council take on board your suggestions.:p

meljoy
4th November 2010, 01:59 PM
If Costessey ever become "Home of the cavalier" and has a day to celebrate this, Leo and I would definitely attend:*nana:

team bella
4th November 2010, 02:17 PM
what a storming idea :)

Quinny74
5th November 2010, 01:10 PM
I've had a reply from the council and they were unaware of their claim to fame.
It is to be discussed at the next parish council meeting

Teresa
5th November 2010, 09:21 PM
How exciting :)