Discover Farming News

It has certainly been a busy start to the year for the Discover Farming team.  Our new classroom at Washingpool Farm has hosted a number of school visits but we are keen to encourage more local schools to visit the outside classroom and learn about what is growing and happening at Washingpool.  At the 2016 Melplash Show we will once again […] Continue Reading

Children go FREE at this year’s Melplash Show!

The Melplash Agricultural Society is very pleased to announce that all children aged 16 years and under will go FREE to this year’s Melplash Show taking place on Thursday 25 August 2016.  The annual Show is a great day out for all the family and now with all children being able to attend for free it really is a day […] Continue Reading

70 years service…..and more!

At our AGM we presented retiring director and trustee Philip Baker with a crook made by Peter Thomas in Rampisham (our Rural Craft winner in 2013). Philip has been involved with our Society and Show for over 70 years!! He started by selling programmes on show day and never managed to escape! He will continue to help organise our annual flock […] Continue Reading

2016 welcomes a new President and Chairman for the Society

The Melplash Agricultural Society is pleased to announce Rebecca Knox as the new President for 2016. Rebecca takes over from Richard Campbell who completed his year’s tenure as President at the recent Annual General Meeting. Rebecca was brought up at Pilsdon Pen overlooking the Marshwood Vale.  She is actively involved with local issues as a Councilor and is a School […] Continue Reading

Discover Farming @ Washingpool Farm

Local children will have a chance to attend classes at the Discover Farming Educational Centre, at Washingpool Farm, thanks to a funding boost from local housing provider, Magna Housing. The Melplash Agricultural Society has been offering bursaries to students who take up further education in farming and related industries for the last 10 years.  This year, they launched the Discover […] Continue Reading

Floral Art Chairman Required!

The Melplash Agricultural Society is looking for someone to run their Floral Art section at the show.  Pat Fowler has overseen the section as Floral Art Chairman for a staggering twenty two years but the time has come for Pat to hand over to someone new.  Retiring Chairman Pat has been assisted over the years by Anne Vincent but both […] Continue Reading

Cookery Competitions for all at The Melplash Show!

The Melplash Agricultural Society has been serving up some of the best cooking and baking competitions in the area for generations, long before they became such popular viewing on TV.  Every year at the Melplash Show  amateur cooks of all ages are given the opportunity to show off their culinary skills and compete for the coveted top prizes.   In the […] Continue Reading

Our Discover Farming classroom at Washingpool Farm is open!

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s new initiative – Discover Farming –  is all about helping young people to understand the connection between food and farming and the important role that farming and agriculture play in the local economy and environment.    It is hoped that by making them more aware of the importance of fresh food and healthy eating, we will also encourage […] Continue Reading

Discover Farming classroom on the move!

A redundant classroom is to take on a new life as the Melplash Agricultural Society’s Discover Farming Classroom at Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport. The classroom, generously donated by Dorset County Council, came from Wareham Middle School which is now closed.  The responsibility for collecting and moving it, however, was the responsibility of the Melplash Agricultural Society, and proved to […] Continue Reading