Photograph, 'Guide Dog Goldie'



ID: A white certificate titled “Guide Dog Goldie” with a photograph of a golden retriever puppy underneath. It reads: “Presented to Walton Park T.W.G, Liverpool 1987 in sincere gratitude from the Guide Dogs Association”. This photograph of Guide Dog Goldie, a trainee guide dog, was presented to Walton Park Townswomen's Guild (T.W.G). Alongside the certificate, Mrs Flo Smith and her dog, also named Goldie, were presented with a cheque. The donor remembers: “The members of Walton Park Townswomen’s Guild were asked to name this puppy which was born and being trained at the Blind Training Association. We called it Goldie, knowing it would learn to be as faithful as Mrs Smith’s own dog.”