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

New President for 2015

The new Melplash Agricultural Society President for 2015 is Richard Campbell OBE.  Richard was a pig farmer at Beerland Farm, Whitchurch for 25 years and for a period at North Dibberford Farm, Mosterton.  Richard and his wife, Pippin, now live in Evershot.  He was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007 for his services […] Continue Reading

Classes for everyone!

As always there are going to be some excellent competition classes at this year’s Melplash Agricultural Show with lots of prizes and magnificent cups to be won.   Throughout the year the Chairmen of the various sections and their committees (all volunteers) have been working hard to put together a range of competitions to suit all interests and all ages including a […] Continue Reading

Dairy Clipping & Stock Judging Workshop

This event has kindly been arranged by Frank Greenaway and will take place at Wooth Farm, Wooth, near Bridport (DT6 5LE) on Thursday 10th July starting at 7pm.  Experienced cattle judges, Terry Cox of Holmead Holsteins and John Westaway, former Holstein Classifier, are holding a workshop to demonstrate how to clip and prepare dairy animals for show and sale, together […] Continue Reading

Brit Valley Companion Dog Show 2014

Preparation for this year’s Dog Show was hampered by the most appalling weather!  In a downpour on the Saturday twelve members of the Club put up the tents and ring features in preparation for the Show on Sunday 25th May. With some trepidation all assembled on the Melplash Showground at West Bay on the Sunday where, although the weather looked […] Continue Reading

Bursary Student – Pamela Sibley

MELPLASH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY’S BURSARY SCHEME BENEFITS STUDENTS PLANNING TO STUDY SUBJECTS CONNECTED TO AGRICULTURE Each year the Melplash Agricultural Society offers bursaries to students aged 18 years and over who are planning to pursue courses in subjects connected to agriculture.  Students of agriculture, forestry, horticulture or any closely allied topic could be eligible for up to £1000 per annum.  The […] Continue Reading

2014 Melplash Show – Thursday 21st August

The Melplash Agricultural Show takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 21st August 2014. Attracting around 18,000 visitors a year from town and country, it is no surprise that it is regarded as the South West’s Premier one day Agricultural Show, and is known by regular visitors as the ‘friendly’ Show. Having not lost its original roots, […] Continue Reading

Marshwood Vale YFC Tractor Pull

On Saturday 10th August, Marshwood Vale Young Farmers Club are pulling a one ton 1964 Massey Ferguson tractor 8 miles from Melplash, the site of the original Melplash Agricultural Show to the current showground at West Bay in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Starting at 10:30 am at the Half Moon in Melplash, a twenty-strong group made up […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horses at our 2013 Show

Heavy Horses in all their finery at the Melplash Agricultural Show are always a popular sight and are going to be even more so this year as visitors to the Show are going be able to enjoy a very rare treat.   As well as being able to see these magnificent horses in the Show classes, the Melplash Agricultural Society is […] Continue Reading