Hedgelaying Taster Day

Hedgelaying expert Kevin Goodfellow pictured with trainees.

To keep alive the skills and craftsmanship traditionally used in the conservation of hedgerows, the Melplash Agricultural Society will be running a free ‘taster’ day on Sunday 15th September 2019 to introduce those interested in learning the skill of laying a hedge Dorset-Style.  The session will take place on a piece of hedge along Chilcombe Lane, just outside Chilcombe near Bridport starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.  It will be led by team of local skilled experts and professional hedge layers who will be giving up their time for free in order to pass on their knowledge and craft to others.

All trainees are encouraged to put their new skills into practice by entering the novice class at the annual Melplash Agricultural Society hedge laying competition taking place alongside the ploughing match on Sunday 29th  September  on land off the A3066 near Melplash DT6 3TU by kind permission of Mr Darren  Cooper, Mr Kevin Groves and Mr John Warren.

To attend this free Taster session or to get more information please call the Society Office: 01308 423337 or email office@melplashshow.co.uk

Lucy