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
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
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
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
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
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 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
The fantastic luck the Melplash Agricultural Society has enjoyed in having fine weather for the annual Melplash Show continued this year. “Despite the torrential rain prior to the Show, we once again managed to pull off a very successful and enjoyable day.” Said Melplash Agricultural Society’s 2010 Chairman, Nigel Jones. “The many committee members and volunteers worked tirelessly in drenched conditions to prepare the site for the exhibitors, competitors and trade stands. Although the Show Ground was muddy in places on the whole it was relatively dry, and the many visitors were well kitted out with a colourful array of wellingtons!! Everyone was determined to have a great time and although threatening at times the weather treated us well.