Club History

The Club was founded in 1975 by some local cat breeders including
Ann Millman and Sylvia Gibbons. In 1984 the Club held its first Exemption Show
in Bridgnorth before moving to Oakengates for its Sanction Shows in 1986.
The first Championship Show saw it move to Bingley Hall, Stafford where it remained until 2010. In the second year at Bingley Hall the date became the first Saturday in February. After Bingley Hall it has found its new home at Fenton Manor Leisure Centre, Stoke on Trent where it remains today. In 2012 the Club celebrated its 25th Championship Show which unfortunately had to close early due to snow. In 2014 Gwynedd Cat Club had to cancel their Show, and so they hastily joined us in 2015. We have run a joint show with them from that date. In 2017, our 30th Championship Show, due to an issue with Fenton Manor, we moved, for one year only, to Aldersley Leisure Centre in Wolverhampton. Sylvia Gibbons remained with the Club as Vice President and Committee Member until her death in September 2018.