2019 Flock Competition results

The results are in for the annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s flock competition which 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 Competition was […] Continue Reading

Welcome to our new main show sponsor – Bradford’s Building Supplies

The Melplash Agricultural Society is delighted to announce Bradfords Building Supplies as the Melplash Show’s main sponsor. The annual Melplash Show now in its 172nd year celebrates the best of rural life by the sea and welcomes a crowd of thousands each year to experience the area’s farming heritage.  This year the show will be ehld on Thursday 22nd August […] Continue Reading

Best Cruffin Competition!

Entries are now open for our brand new Best Cruffin Competition!  The competition is very kindly being sponsored and judged by Rise Bakery in Symondsbury and Rise Café Bar in West Bay. A Cruffin is what happens when a croissant meets a muffin!  It is quite simply croissant dough cooked in a muffin mould filled with a variety of cream, […] Continue Reading

2019 Garden & Allotment Competition Results

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual Gardens and Allotments Competition is the most prestigious garden competition in the West Dorset area.  It is open to all residents within a 12-mile radius of Melplash Village Church.  This year there were 25 gardens and allotments entered.  They were judged over 2 days by Mr & Mrs Tim and Gill Tarling, the 2018 Medium […] Continue Reading

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 2019.  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 […] Continue Reading

Society welcomes new President for 2019

The Melplash Agricultural Society has elected retired farmer, Mr Tim Frost,  as their new President for 2019.  Tim succeeds Mr Richard King who stepped down at the recently held Annual General Meeting after his year’s term in office. Tim and his family have been involved with the Society for many years.  Their association began when his father moved the family […] Continue Reading

2018 Best Burger Competition Results!

Our 2018 show saw the launch of our brand new Best Burger competition!  Richard Cooper of Swim in Lyme Regis very kindly judged the entries and offered great prizes for the winners. Entrants were asked to submit two burgers on a disposable plate for judging – one quartered with each quarter secured with a toothpick, this burger was used to […] Continue Reading

2018 Hedgelaying and Ploughing match results

The 171st Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedge laying and ploughing match took place on land near Corscombe with spectacular views over the West Dorset countryside, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Oliver Hemsley of Urless Farm.  Over 70 competitors including farmers, contractors, young farmers, vintage tractor and rural craft enthusiasts put their skills to the test in the hope […] Continue Reading

Melplash Agricultural Society’s free hedgelaying training day keeps traditional skills and craftmanship alive

To keep alive the skills and craftsmanship traditionally used in the conservation of hedgerows, the Melplash Agricultural Society each year runs a free hedgelaying training day for those interested in learning the skill of hedgelaying Dorset-Style .  The training is led by local skilled experts and professional hedgelayers who give us their time for free in order to pass on […] Continue Reading

Live Lamb Competition – 2018 results

LIVE LAMB RESULTS 2018 The live lamb competition sponsored by S J Norman & Sons is held annually on the Melplash Show ground on the Tuesday before Show Day and marks the start of the annual show.  Sheep farmers in the area bring along a matching pair of lambs to be judged.  After judging they are taken to the local […] Continue Reading