News has arrived of the death of Colin Smith. Colin may have lived in Finland for forty years but he was Leicestershire born and regularly returned to the country. Older Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors may, in the back of their cupboard, have an original Glen mug. On that mug is a line drawing, still acknowledged as one of the best ever likenesses of the breed, of Eversley Patrick. Colin judged the St Patrick’s Day Show in the early 1980s and was absolutely amazed and thrilled to “discover” Berg. He took the photograph and then had the drawing done-donating it to be used for the benefit of the breed.
When he was over in this country he always came to see the Glens and whenever any of us went to Finland we were always assured of a good welcome. Condolences to his wife Kirsti.