Quintessentially English – The South Notts Hunt – Boxing Day 2013   1 comment

This Boxing Day I took a stroll down the road to the neighbouring village of Car Colston  to photograph the South Notts Hunt gathering.  It’s a festive community that assembles there on the village green early on Boxing Day morning, with the local Pub doing brisk trade.

The first record of the South Notts country being hunted is in 1677 by the Earl of Lincoln.  In 1775 it was hunted by John Musters and it was his great- grandson who re-established it in 1860. It then became Lord Harringtons Hounds as he owned them from 1882-1917. In the early days hounds were often kennelled at the Masters residence.The South Notts kennels have been at Annesley, Thurgarton, Elvaston, Gedling  and are now located at Epperstone.

The hounds hunt a scent trail now, not foxes, and the riders are from all walks of life and of all ages. I hope you enjoy these images.

Hunt whip white 01

The Hunt assembles with the Master cracking the whip and the hounds totally ignoring him.

Hunt dogs on road 01

The riders and hounds negotiate the village green and the parked cars. Something like 100-150 people came out to support the hunt that morning.

Hunt Munchkin 01

It was an event for old and young. And very young.

Hunt two Huntsmen 01

Two friends share a joke.

Hunt group dogs 01

And now we’re just about ready for the off.


One response to “Quintessentially English – The South Notts Hunt – Boxing Day 2013

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