History of the Club

The club was first formed by a group of Pembroke Corgi Exhibitors in 1964, who operated from a listed building called Bradwell Lodge, situated in Bradwell Lane, Porthill, Newcastle-Under- Lyme, Staffordshire.

Mrs Joan Lea, a Corgi Exhibitor, along with her husband, were the caretakers at the hall, and so she and her Corgi friends founded the club and called it "Porthill Ringcraft Club". It was agreed to take training classes on a Thursday evening and both name and day of training remain unchanged to this day.

After a short time the members decided to open the club up to any person with Pedigree Dogs, who were interested in training and showing their dogs.  In 1966 the members thought they would join the Kennel Club so the club became an Associate Member of the Kennel Club, and Bradwell Lodge remained their home until 2007, after which the club moved to
Silverdale Community Centre, Park Road, Silverdale, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5-6LL.

Mrs Linda Tomkinson is the only remaining active member from the onset of the club. Old and new members are always welcome. Free tea, coffee and biscuit’s are also supplied.