The Albrighton & Woodland Hunt


With the amalgamation of the Albrighton and Woodland Hunts, the Chairman of the Albrighton, Judith Swinnerton, became Chairman of the combined Hunts until she retired in 2015. Jenny Mincher-Lockett then became Chairman and James Plant became Hon. Secretary.

The existing Mastership of the previous Albrighton Hunt, Charlie Sankey, Andrew Crane, Richard Maddocks and Jen Brown-Watson continued and were joined in 2015 by Mark Mincher-Lockett, Kimberly Dudley and Peter McColgan who had hunted hounds since 2013. Peter moved on in 2018.

Hounds were now all accommodated at the kennels at Whiston Cross, Albrighton, and the previous showing successes of the two Hunts continued. Two thousand and sixteen proved a notable year, especially for ‘Grocer’ (Middleton Albert x Middleton Graceful) that won the best ‘Unentered Dog Hound’ and ‘Horse and Hound Challenge Cup for The Champion Unentered Dog Hound’ at Peterborough in July.

That was preceded by winning the best ‘Unentered Dog Hound’ at the Wales and Border Counties Show, plus the award for the best dog kennelled in Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire & Hereford. Grocer was also placed second best ‘Unentered Dog Hound’ at the Blaston Show, all in June 2016. A tremendous achievement and a fitting tribute to the hound breeding skills of Peter McColgan.

The 2018/19 season and the amalgamated packs, now in their 5th year, bodes well for the future and the Albrighton and Woodland Hunt enjoys sizeable mounted fields. It hunts two days a week, hunts within the law and maintains a well-bred pack of hounds.

We currently have a Joint Mastership of four Masters, comprising Caroline Anning MFH, Paul Becke MFH, Louis Rose MFH and Wayne Yewbrey MFH as Senior Master.

Masters of the
Albrighton & Woodland

Charlie H Sankey 2013-16
Andrew Crane 2013-21
Richard Maddox 2013-16
Mrs Jen Brown-Watson 2013-16
Mark Mincher-Lockett 2015-18
Peter McColgan 2015-18
Miss Kimberly Dudley 2015-20
James Plant 2019-21
Caroline Anning MFH 2021-
Lucie Turner MFH 2021-23
Paul Becke MFH 2021-23
Brian Hinks MFH 2021-23
Louis Rose MFH 2021-
Wayne Yewbrey MFH 2021-