The stands at the Peterborough Hound Show are full of vintage hunting finds. Examples include: side saddle habits, wonderfully patina’ed boots and leather whips from Spinneys at Greetham. A vintage book shop houses some beautifully clad leather covered books with gold embossing containing all manner of hunting lore. Jonny Beardsall’s stand of ‘killer hats from pre-loved furs’ is a real treasure trove. The antique buttons on Anne Corbetts’ stand are a stunning example of the art of engraving.
Hounds in the ring
The show has hounds of all types: fox hounds, beagles and deerhounds. The temptation to ‘borrow’ and bring back to London a fell pack hound was almost too strong. Alongside this is a horse show with wonderful brightly painted wagons in the heavy horse class.
A wolf hound takes a break.
A collection of Ann's hunt buttons