Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

The "Tailwaggers club"

The sand around the base of the rendevous carpark Margate is alive with history. One of many finds I found in that area is a Tail Waggers dog collar medallion post 1928. I was not sure if this organisation is a doggie version of the Freemason's or a doggie Trade Union. A quick look on the Tailwaggers Club trust website has the following information. The club was formed in 1928 and in a year had over 200,000 members, this tag was lost by member 257442 and the identity is unknown. With such a strong membership the club was able to donate £20,000 to the Royal Veternary College at the time.
In 1930, the club gave finacial support to the newly formed guide dogs for the blind. By the mid nineties thirties the membership was over 1 million including the royal hounds. The second world war really buggered things up and the club ran on a reduced scale. In 1960 Spillars took over the club, and the club received many legacies. In 1972 a registered charitable club was formed to administered the funds and the club became known as the "The Tailwaggers trust".

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