last update: 4th JUNE 2018

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[Updated] The venue for the Belvoir castle event has CHANGED - it's now called the Belvoir Show and Wheels in the Field, and has been moved to the Hook Cliff Showground, Great Gonerby, to the north of Grantham. We will be joined there by the Pennine carters, so there should be a good turnout of carts. Contact Malcolm if you want to boost the numbers even further.
The date of the Midland Carters End of season 'Do' has been settled as the 15th & 16th September at Pimlico once again - Contact Tim & Marg to book your camping slot.

Several things to report this time - Firstly another event has been added - Huncote Church fete in Leicestershire, a very pleasant little event - Contact Malcolm if you want to join in.
Secondly we've been told that the dates on the website for Syresham Scarecrows were wrong - the event is being held over the weekend of 23rd & 24th June, NOT the 16th & 17th.

Another event has been added to the Carting Calendar - it's a bit early in the year, but Stamford Christmas Festival have asked us to attend again on November 25th. The Bernese were very popular there last year, so if you'd like to join them contact Mike & Kath.

Hollowell have confirmed their invitation for us to attend this year's Steam & Heavy Horse Show on July 7th & 8th. Let Pete know if you want to boost the numbers, as they are always very generous each year in their support for numerous charities and deserving causes.

Husbands Bosworth have confirmed to us their invitation to attend the Husbands Bosworth Festival / Party in the Park, though this year's date is JUNE 30th. If you'd like to join in at this lovely local event, Contact Malcolm.
The popular Earls Barton Vintage Rally has finished, but we've been invited instead to a replacement event, the Earls Barton Transport Show. It's still held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, and on the same site as the former vintage rally. If you want to come along to this new event, the person to contact is JOHN


Here are links to video clips of the carters returning from the ring at Hollowell
on the Saturday
and on the

An Important Note For Carters: If you wish to attend an event, particularly one which requires passes, please let the Co-ordinator of the event know in plenty of time, since, while we're all keen to maximise the turnout, it can be difficult to obtain extra passes at the last minute, and the size and location of the pitch allocated to us may well have been based on a smaller turnout, making it difficult to squeeze extra carters in at the last minute, quite apart from the difficulty of getting passes to people at the last minute.
Equally, if, having received passes, you find that you can't attend after all, PLEASE LET THE CO-ORDINATOR KNOW so that spaces are not being held unnecessarily on the pitch or camping area.
Here endeth the sermon!


Available to order from Wendy & Pete (for team members)- the Midland Bernese Carters' BANDANA
[MBC Bandana]
The logo in close up
[MBC Bandana logo]
Bandanas cost £5.50 each, of which 50p goes to a doggy charity nominated by Rosemary (who embroiders the bandanas)

The CARTING TRIBUTES page is still awaiting an update to include several of our carting friends, to whom we've all had to say goodbye over the last couple of years. We hope to be able to complete this before too long as soon as I can find the time.

Old News Retained for information

Those seeking more information on Bernese in general will find a link on the Homepage to the BBA website.

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