Mr. Grindey will be remembered not only as the Secretary of the Club, but as the designer of the original Club badge and the author of the "Midland Year Books" 1947 (vol. 1) and 1948 (vol. 2) these are invaluable for the Breed History and are much sought after today. These give a complete record of the Chow Shows from 1939. He was very knowledgeable about Chows as well as other breeds, he also wrote the Breed Notes in the "Our Dogs" newspaper for many years.
The "Midland" has many old Trophies and one that is of interest is the Champion Choonam Hung Kwong Trophy, which is given for Best Dog at the Championship Show today. Mr & Mrs Wolstenhome presented this to the Club in memory of the famous winner. He ended his days at their kennel after his breeder Mrs V A Manooch died. He was the winner of 44 CC's. This Trophy was the work of a Birmingham Sculptor Charles M Upton and it was valued then at 60 guineas. This Trophy was formally presented at the Championship Show in December 1946. Over the years through the generosity of exhibitors and members, the Club has a very impressive array of Trophies, at our Championship Shows each year , 38 Trophies are presented to the members of the "Midland".