Mr E. Hanbury was a founder member and took a very active part in the Club serving on the Committee for many years, acting as Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary at different times. He judged frequently and was the breeder of many famous Mastiffs, the best known being Rajah, Prince and Wolsey, a son of Rajah.
In 1973 Mrs How gave a cup for the Breeder of the Mastiff of the Year to be known as the Wolsey cup. This cup was won in 1876 by Mr E. Hanbury's famous dog 'Wolsey' at Birmingham National . The cup is inscribed 'Old Calabur Biscuit Silver Cup' presented by Messers WP Barr & Co, for the best mastiff in all classes at the Birmingham National 1876. Mrs How saw this cup at a sale of silver and bought it and presented it to the club.
To be awarded to the breeder of the dog or bitch winning the most challenge certificates during the year, in the event of a tie to the breeder of the animal made Best of Breed at Ch shows most often during the year.