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Spring bank holiday dog show at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey and Historical Gardens in Nottinghamshire is set to host a Fun Dog Show and Craft Fair, raising funds to ensure rescue dogs find a loving home. 

Once the home to notorious poet Lord Byron, the popular attraction will open its doors to pets and owners on 1st and 2nd May, from 11am to 4pm, in aid of Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

The Fun Dog Show will feature 11 different classes including Most Handsome Chap, Loveliest Lady, Best Conditioned, Most Like Its Owner and Best Rescue Dog.

Jenny Harris, fundraiser at Jerry Green Dog Rescue, says, "We are delighted to have been invited back to Newstead Abbey this year, this time to host our Fun Dog Show and Craft Fair!

"We’re thankful to the team at Newstead Abbey who are keen to champion our charity and it means even more because we’re able to raise funds while we’re here.

"We know how much Byron loved his four-legged companions, Boatswain and Lyon, and we hope that visitors to Newstead Abbey will enjoy the bank holiday event and get involved in the show."

Registration for the dog show will open at 11am and the first class will commence at midday. The final class of the day will begin at 3.20pm. The cost for entering is £2 per dog per class and all proceeds will go to the dog rescue charity.

Jenny adds, "The dog show is open to all so whether you’re a novice or an experienced hand at dog shows, come along and see if your dog has what it takes to be crowned best in show."

Visitors can also enjoy more than 20 craft stalls and refreshments will be available throughout the day. The event is free and open to all but the car parking charges apply.