GALLERY: Hounds in fancy dress among star attractions of West Walton dog show and fete

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton. Sian Spears with Dailee.

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton. Sian Spears with Dailee. - Credit: Archant

FOUR-LEGGED princesses and businessmen were among the fancy dress entrants at a dog show which helped raise funds for a village church.

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton.

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton. - Credit: Archant

Saturday’s dog show and fete was the first of what will become an annual event for St Mary’s Church, West Walton.

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton.Georgina Foxcroft with Ron winner of best

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton.Georgina Foxcroft with Ron winner of best rescue dog. - Credit: Archant

The dog show was organised by Carole Martin, supported by Debbie Glover and Sam White. Sponsors included Nimax of Wisbech, Pets at Home, Tilney St Lawrence Pet Store and Goldings Feeds of Outwell.

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton.

Fancy dress for dogs & fete, St Mary's Church West Walton. - Credit: Archant

Among the rosettes up for grabs were best puppy, best veteran, best rescue dog, best cross breed, best condition and for the dog with the waggiest tail.

Winner of the fancy dress competition was Dailee the golden Labrador, owned by Sian Spears. Dailee went on to win best in show with the reserve award going to Dolly, owned by Darcy Jones.


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Mrs Martin said: “It was the first time we held the event and it went really well. Everyone who came along really enjoyed it.”

Away from the dog show, villagers tried to hold their nerve with a penalty shoot-out competition. Inside the church there were lots of stalls, many selling items which were donated prior to the event.

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The event, organised by churchwarden Liz Knights, raised money for the ongoing appeal for a restroom at the church.

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