1960 - 1969.

Willowbeach and Joseter Years 


Certainly this period became wildly known as the Swinging Sixties, it became for me a decade of huge gambles, self employment, hard work, marriage followed by becoming a family man.

In 1968 we purchased in auction The Railway Inn at Deeping St James. Formally the Manor of Deeping Wake its early history can be seen by clicking on the following link




My parents let me handle all the dogs and the kennels first champion was the red and white Wildfowl of Willowbeach. Wildfowl became the first of a long line of best in show winners at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Ass championship national speciality. Wildfowl was the gran sire of Samantha of Joseter who later produced Ch Joseter Mudwin.


In 1963 Oliver Jones bred a male that in the years ahead would transform the bred. His name was Pantyblaidd Pip, a dog I felt before his time. In articles written years later renowned breeders considered him the greatest of all time. This was a dog whose pedigree carried a number of dogs and lines I highly respected and should be used in my line in the years ahead.

The First Champion.

 Ch Wildfowl of Willowbeach.


 Sire Lisaye Ranger.    Dam Gleghornie Aquatint. 

Born 28 April 1958


B.I.S Cardigan Ass Ch Show 




Ownert Mr Mrs C Barker.
Handler Peter Clifton.

Rose Marie of Willowbeach

Sire Ch Wildfowl of Willowbeach  Dam Lisaye Rachel


Born 23.12/1960

Peters Poodle Parlour, Fitzwilliam Street Peterborough. 

In 1960 I opened my first poodle grooming parlour within a couple minutes walk of Peterboroughs city cente. One of my clients had just purchased a very large town house called Manor House. They opended Romans a high class ladies hair salon on the secod floor, the ground floor was rented to Pterborough Building Society and I rented one of the rear buildings 

 The A35 Van normally a wooden poodle standing on the sun visor advertising Peter's Poodle Parlour

Joseter Kennels


Purchased in a auction this was formerly the Manor of Deeping Wake and later a public house called the Railway Inn and was last owned by the Watney Mann brewery group, and its last landlord was Mr Simmonds When  purchased the house was all boarded up and snow was on the ground and my only inspection before bidding was kicking in the back door and looking over it with a flash light, When my hand went up with the purchasing bid I did not haver a clue to what I had just purchased