CELTIC LONGHAIR & SEMI-LONGHAIR
The Celtic Longhair Cat Society was formed in 1978 by a group of enthusiastic cat breeders in South Wales.
At that time the Celtic was centred mainly around Swansea and Cardiff areas both for members and committee. It was the first club to be formed in South Wales, catering exclusively for longhairs. There were very few semi-longhairs being bred in the area then and they were welcomed into the club as nearly-longhairs!
The Club prospered and in 1980 held its first Exemption Show in the Patti Pavilion in Swansea. The venue was to become for many years the home of the Celtic and in 1985 saw the first Championship Show ever held west of Newport, Gwent. By 1996 the Club Show had outgrown the Patti Pavilion and after a few years of moving around, in 2000 held the first of many shows in Chepstow Leisure Centre, where it is still held today.
By 1998 many more semi-longhaired cats were being bred and shown and it was felt that although the Celtic had always embraced the semi-longhaired cats, owners and breeders, it was time to make it offical and change the name of the Club.
The change was duly made and the Club became The Celtic Longhair & Semi-Longhair Cat Society.
AGM - SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022 @ 1.30PM - THE SWAN HOTEL, 14 GLOUCESTER ROAD, ALMONSBURY, BRISTOL BS32 4AA