What I did at the weekend.

I was called from retirement to be one of four judges at the Beveren rabbit club Centenary Show at Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Here we are again. Last time was at Leamington Spa about 28 years ago. A table of White Beverens . Note the blue eyes.

And the original Blue Beveren. It came to the UK about 1918 from the town of Beveren in Belgian Flanders

Handing out the awards. Derek Medlock receives the rosettes.

Cutting the cake with a grand old judge of the Fancy, Alfred Aldridge. I could listen to his Lancashire dialect for hours, and not tire. I’d wondered what I was doing here at my age . .  then Albert donned a judging coat, and brought a lifetime’s experience.

About Harry Nicholson

I once bred Beveren rabbits in all colours. Today, I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. On Amazon is my novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' Recently I published a memoir of my time in the Merchant Navy: 'The Best of Days'. I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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5 Responses to What I did at the weekend.

  1. jguenther5 says:

    I’m shutting down one of my eddresses and unsubscribing to all but a few. Your blog is one of the few that I’ll continue to follow, Harry. I hope your arm is better.

    • Thank you, Geoff, that is good to learn. The fractured humerus is mostly mended but I now must do months of exercise to recover mobility – sleeping is becoming less painful, but I’m up and down in the night. I’m on with vol 2 of my seagoing memoir – vol1 “Best of Days” seems to be appreciated in some briney parts.
      May you enjoy a peaceful, nourishing and contented 2019.

  2. dewisant7 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. We are still struggling with our blue over here on ‘other side of the pond’. Great to see both of the judges, great honor and privilege

    • Hello, thanks for leaving a comment. I see that some of the Blues of America are slate coloured – such as I used to get from my Blacks; but other, lighter Blues in the USA appear to be a shade I’d breed from.
      I note from your blog that we have shared interests: genealogy and creative writing. That’s a joy to find.
      I’ve published several books and have an amazon author page. My typing is laboured just now – I broke an arm a month ago . . .
      best wishes
      Harry Nicholson.

  3. ratnamayi says:

    I enjoyed the weekend too; meeting old friends and new, and seeing the beautiful Beverens.

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