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Dog Show

Come to Gilbert White & The Oates Collections on the 15th September to join on our annual fun dog show. With novelty classes, fun classes, obstacle courses and fastest recall.

A BBQ and refreshments will be there for the human companions and stalls.

Free Entry

Proceeds are split between Many Tears Animal Rescue and Gilbert White & The Oates Collection

Opens 10.30am.

Stall holders are…

Photographer Helen Rushton, Flamingo greetings cards and wrapping paper, Kris Knits (Hand Knitted Dog Coats), The Moggy Doggy Shop, Just Jane Crafts, It’s All Good Eco, Mike Green Woodwork, Martha’s Emporium (Accessories and dog accessories), and Monty Dog Bandanas.

The classes are…

The Most Handsome Dog, The Prettiest Bitch, Best Sausage Catcher, Best Puppy over 6 Months, Junior Handler, Waggiest Tail, Brightest Eyes, Best Brace, Best Irish Brace, Best Veteran, Best Condition, Best In Show.

Classes Start Midday

  • Start Date: 15 Sep 19
  • End Date: 15 Sep 19
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

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Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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