Battens Solicitors Limited Unaffiliated Show Jumping

We are delighted to announce that Battens Solicitors will once again be sponsoring our under 16’s show jumping at the Melplash Show again in 2017.  In order to compete at Melplash Show riders need to qualify at one of the regional shows throughout the year.  Not only will qualifiers win prizes at their qualifying show but they will also compete […] Continue Reading

2017 Hedgelaying Results

Thank you to Honor Bank who wrote this report on the  Melplash Agricultural Society’s Hedgelaying Contest.  Photos by Tim Russ. Nestled in the valley with far-reaching views over to Golden Cap, The National Trust’s Shedbush Farm, Chideock was this year’s picturesque venue for the Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedgelaying match.  For the first time in 18 years the hedging and ploughing competitions […] Continue Reading

2017 Ploughing Match results

This year’s annual ploughing match took place at Butt Lane, North Chideock by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Howard Coates of Chideock Manor.  Tim Frampton, Hedging and Ploughing chairman for the Society commented ‘All classes were well supported, and it was excellent to see a number of  new ploughmen competing.   The competition was fierce and the standard very high […] Continue Reading

Scarecrow Competition

At our annual Hedgelaying and Ploughing match we held a scarecrow competition for children to take part in.  We once again saw a good number of entries and some really fabulous scarecrows!  The Scarecrow competition was just one of the activities organised by the Society’s Discover Farming team to get youngsters involved with and learning about farming and agriculture.  Other activities […] Continue Reading

2017 Show Photographs

You can add your photographs to this group, join here: flickr.com/groups/2912191@N23/ and see the photos by clicking on them below. If you would like to use any of these photographs you must ask the owner first.   Check back soon – there’s loads more to come. More Photos Click on the links below for more images from the official show photographers. Tim […] Continue Reading

2017 Hedgelaying & Ploughing match

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s Annual Hedgelaying and Ploughing match promotes and celebrates local agriculture and farming skills. This year our event will be held on Sunday 24th September 2017 in Chideock, near Bridport. There will be classes for hedglaying, vintage and commercial ploughing. Please click below to view the competition schedules. Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch the […] Continue Reading

Woodcraft at the Show!

Visitors to the woodcraft marquee at this year’s Melplash Show are in for a real treat.   There will be a variety of local craftsmen giving demonstrations throughout the day, including a wood turner, wood carver, walking stick maker, rocking horse maker, pole lathe turner, marquetry,  pyrography and a fret worker.   There will also be displays by members of the Yeovil […] Continue Reading

2017 Flock Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s flock competition rewards farmers in the area for their shepherding and flock management skills.   It is open to sheep farmers with large, medium and small flocks who keep sheep for breeding whether commercial, pedigree or rare breed, and live within 12 miles of Melplash village church.    The results this year are as follows:   Small […] Continue Reading

2017 Farms Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Farms competition gives farmers living within a 12 miles radius of Melplash village church, the opportunity to gain recognition for their business skills, good husbandry and dedication to looking after the countryside.  There are three categories – Small (up to 300 acres), Mixed Large and Large Dairy.  Each category is judged by a team of […] Continue Reading

2017 Garden Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Garden Competition, the most prestigious garden competition in the area, saw 19 gardens and allotments entered this year, stretching from Lyme Regis to Hinton St George.  The competition was judged over two days by last year’s large garden winners, Mr Jason Smith and Mrs Nic Darby from Mangerton, and the overall garden winner, Mrs Erika […] Continue Reading