b'white bitch born on June 20th 1920. Her sire was JThe second registered mating was with Thomas Robsons Scot, and her dam the above mentionedHunter of Oxtons Sweep 164. Hunters Sweep was Nell 497.one of the principal sires of the time, having won Unfortunately, the stud book gives no details ofthe International Shepherds Trophy at the York any of the sires or dams - they have no numbersInternational in September 1923 (a title which he shown after their owners names, and were thusretained the following year). Sweep was one of a unregistered. None of the owners (G Paul, J Robson,number of top dogs exported to New Zealand in T Thirsk and J Tasker) is listed in any of the early studthe mid 1920s which formed the nucleus of the NZ books (There are two J Robsons, at Allendale andbreeding stock. The journey by sea must have been Hexham, but their entries do not tie in by date with a real ordeal for the dogs, but most of them arrived those of James Jebson). There were Thirsks farmingsafely and their descendants are working all over the in Pocklington, and some of the other surnames mightAntipodes to this day. Dutch and Sweeps pup, also ring a bell with other local farming families, as in thosecalled Sweep, a rough coated black and white dog days it was usual to mate working dogs with otherborn on 6th August 1924, was given the ISDS number good ones living not too far away, so it is possible that630 and sold to James Emery of Pinner in Middlesex.someone might know a little more. Unfortunately, the trail goes cold at that point, as From the online pedigree service (www.bcdb.info)no pups were ever registered to Sis 575, Mack 576 I find that Nell had just one registered pup (ie Dutch).or Sweep 630. However, Jan Danby (nee Jebson) Dutch 498 herself had three pups from two litters, andremembers a Dutch in the late 1950s/early 1960s, in both cases the chosen sire was a top class one.probably related to the original Dutch from 1920. The first two pups were Sis 575 and MackArthur Wilson also remembers a Dutch in the 1960s.576, bitch and dog, both rough coated black andJan also remembers taking a puppy to Pocklington white, born 19 November 1923. The sire was thestation. It was to go (via York) to Shipton by unregistered Hemp, owned by S E Batty of Worksop,Beningbrough, the first station north of York, where it who was a prominent sheepdog handler in the 1920s,was picked up by a farmer in that area who was, like and winner of the International Supreme title in 1920the Jebsons, involved in showing pigs.and 1929. Both Sis and Mack went to work for D GWhich is where this all started!Wheelright of Lower Hey, Riskworth, near Halifax.The Beedhams of GowthorpeBased on photographs and information provided by Daniel InmanJ ohn Beedham (pictured left) was born in Nortoncould out play any dancer at local dances.Disney in Lincolnshire and moved to GowthorpeMary Beedham (pictured right), Johns wife, is said with his family and his father, Richard Beedham, into have claimed that the only time she ever rested was 1844. Richard died in 1850. John Beedham was aduring her forced confinements.prosperous farmer and a successful musician. TheJohn died at Gowthorpe in 1889 aged 79 years demands of a large family - seventeen children wereand Mary died in 1891, aged 70 years.born - did nothing to curb his prosperity. As theInformation about the Beedham family has already children grew up and left home, they took over morebeen provided in Bulletin No. 2 with the help of Daniel farms or married farmers. John would boast that heInman.366 BULLETIN 18'