Holcombe Harriers

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Contact Details

Primary Contact Mrs S Simmons MH
Prefered Contact Mrs Sue Simmons Tel: 01772 877570 Mob: 07774 730590 Email: susan.simmons@simmal.co.uk
Website www.holcombehunt.com
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Hunt Details

Hunt Type: Harriers
Hound Breed: TBC
Hunt Quarry: TBC
Areas: Lancashire
Kennel Address: The Kennels, Kirklees, Brandleshome, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 4JP Tel: 01204 882985
Counties: Lancashire
Primary Country: England
Secondary Country: TBC

Master(s)

Name:Pat Gallagher
Start Year:2016
Address:Crawford House, 18 Blundell Lane, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5LP Mob: 07802 854399 Email: patgallagher01@hotmail.co.uk
Notes:None
Name:Mrs J (Sue) Simmons
Start Year:2009
Address:Cottage Farm, Potter Lane, Higher Walton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 4EN Tel: 01772 877570 Mob: 07774 730590 Email: susan.simmons@simmal.co.uk
Notes:None
Name:Mr Paul Conway MH
Start Year:2022
Address:Tanners Lodge Green Lane Catforth Preston Lancs Tel 07885 580444
Notes:See previous tenure as MH
Name:Mr Mark Radcliffe
Start Year:2021
Address:25 Shelley Drive Baxenden Accrington Mob 07918140129
Notes:
Name:Martin A Kirby
Start Year:2012
Address:Follyfields, 48 Gorsey Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40 3TF Tel: 01704 822245 Mob: 07584 848182 Email: martin@follyfields.co.uk
Notes:None

Former Master(s)

Name:Sir Thomas Barton, 1617-50 Thomas Kay, 1650-90 John Brandwood, 1690-1708 Laurence Brandwood, 1708-65 Townshend Brandwood, 1765-70 Thomas Townsend, 1770-72 Revd John Smith, 1772-73 Robert Holt Brown, 1773-82 Samuel Baron, 1782-1840 Thomas Baron, 1782-1840 G Halstead, 1782-1840. John Booth, 1782-1840 Benjamin Buckley, 1782-1840 Thomas Gorton, 1840-59 A Committee, 1860-66 George Ashworth, 1866-71 Ellis Wilson, 1872-74 Mr Millington Knowles, 1875 Alfred Ashworth, 1875-80 Walter Mucklow, 1880-99 Thomas Hardcastle, 1899-1902 (died in office) Col H M Hardcastle, 1903-19 Myles N Kenyon, 1919-25 Fred Cornall, 1925-27 Col C Ainsworth, 1927-32 A Committee, 1933-34 Arthur M Walker, 1935-47 A Committee, 1947-49 Dr J Leather, 1949-57 Major L Gibson Hughes, 1952-57 Major G D Muchlow, 1957-65 Mr Newton Bacon, 1965-79 T Bracewell, 1979-84 P Georgeson, 1978-84 Mrs C R Heys, 1970-85 J B Forster, 1984-85 A Committee, 1985-86 F Jackson, 1992-94 T R Longster, 1986-96 G Dickinson, 1998-04 (died in office) A Sneddon, 2000-05 (died in office) I P Glover, 2006-07 A Greenhalgh, 1996-2008 Alan Richards, 2012-2016
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
Notes:
Name:Paul A. Conway
Start Year:2018
End Year:2021
Notes:

Huntsman

Name:Mark Dickson Bradley
Start Year:2020
End Year:N/A
Address:c/o Kennels
Notes:

Former Huntsmen

Name:Steven Ashworth
Start Year:2008
End Year:2019
Address:TBC
Notes:None
Name:Mr. Matthew Biddescombe
Start Year:2019
End Year:2021
Address:Mob: 07917 701483. Email: mattiebiddie@hotmail.com
Notes:None

Kennel Huntsmen

Name:TBC

Whippers-in

Name:(2008) Mrs Dianne Ashworth; (2009) Mr Iain Asher
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
Address:
Notes:

Secretary

Name:Clairs Simpson
Start Year:2022
End Year:N/A
Address:19 Foxgloce Drive Bury Tel 07557 940481
Notes:

Chairman

Name:Mrs J (Sue) Simmons
Start Year:2009
End Year:N/A
Address:Cottage Farm, Potter Lane, Higher Walton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 4EN Tel: 01772 877570 Mob: 07774 730590 Email: susan.simmons@simmal.co.uk
Notes:None

President

Name:TBC

Other Roles

Role:Treasurer
Name:Mr Martin Kirby, Jt Master
Start Year:2008
Notes:None

Other Previous Roles

Role:Secretary
Name:Mrs Helen L. Wright
Start Year:2016
End Year:2022
Notes:None
Role:Hare Conservation Officer
Name:Steven Ashworth
Start Year:N/A
End Year:2019
Notes:None

Other Information

Affiliations: AMHB, MFHA
Subscription: Contact Hunt Sec
Meet: Wednesday and Saturday at 12 noon.
Season: Season
Uniform: Scarlet. Evening Dress: Scarlet, old gold collar
Other Notes: TBC

History of the Hunt

Start Year: 1617
End Year: N/A
History: The Pack, which has been kennelled at Holcombe for over 200 years, is one of the oldest in the country. The origin of the hounds is said to be the blue-mottled Chien de Gascogne, the oldest strain of hound in France, whose music is particularly pleasing, with a deep rich note. Much care and thought has been expended in order to keep this ancient strain in existence, but owing to losses during the two World Wars, the blue mottled strain has become so attenuated that a proportion of Stud Book Harriers has been introduced. In the year 1617 the Holcombe Pack was taken to Houghton Tower on the occasion of the King James I visitation, when His Majesty graciously granted the Royal Warrant to hunt over 12 townships, and the privilege of wearing the Scarlet Livery of the King. The Hunt was granted a Coat of Arms in 1985 bearing the motto "Hunting and conserving".

Hunt Country

Hunt Country: The country covers the greater part of Lancashire, and is very varied, from stone-walled moorland in the east, with central hedge and fence grassland, to ditched fenland in the west. Best centres: Affetside, Ashworth Valley, Helmshore, Heskin, Croston and Brindle to name but a few.

Updated

Last Updated: 2023-01-30 11:53:18
Reason for update: N/A
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