Beacon Club was formed by former members of P.E.E.L. (now registered as Packington) Jan Webb, Tony Stackhouse, Dave and Pauline Powell and Brenda MacHale. They wanted to compete in Crufts team events. PEEL was not registered at the time so they started their own Club nearer to home Beacon was chosen as the name because of the proximity to Barr Beacon.
At that time members had to pay the weekly subs whether they came to the Club or not. The Club also raised funds through a sponsorship arrangement with local pet product supplier, Johnson's Vererinary Products, who have remained supportive to the Club ever since.
Before long Beacon had joined an inter-club league with Packington, Bromsgrove, and Worcester, holding 4 matches a year until the competition calendar became to crowded to continue. The early experience was a good testing ground both for new handlers and as preparation for our first open show in 1988
For many years the desire to win a team event was the main driver, but ironically spawned very good individuals but no team success. We tried everything but the frustration was tearing the club apart. In 1993 the Club decided to back-off arranging teams. From then on anyone could form a team and although the chances of winning are reduced the Club has been stronger and healthier as a result. Since 2002 the Club has had a team manger to improve our ratings in the team qualifiers.
This page updated 22 Mar 2004.