Hedgelaying Taster Day

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 […] Continue Reading

Live Lamb Results 2019

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 who enter bring along a matching pair of lambs to be judged.  After judging they are taken to the local abattoir (S J Norman & […] Continue Reading

2019 Farm Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Farms competition gives farmers living within a 12 miles radius of Melplash village church, the opportunity to gain recognition for their business skills, good husbandry and dedication to looking after the countryside.  There are 4 categories – Small ( up to199 acres), Medium (200 – 599 acres) Large (over 600 acres) and Specialist Dairy.  Each […] Continue Reading

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

Best Bridport Banger Competition

Whether sausage making is your hobby or part of your business this competition is for you!  We are on the hunt for Bridport’s Best Banger!  Our competition is open to anyone who makes their own pork sausages, our 2019 entry form is available by clicking here. In the UK we love our sausages – in fact five million of us eat […] Continue Reading

2019 Hedgelaying & Ploughing match

Our 2019 Hedgelaying and Ploughing match will be held 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. Please click below to view the competition schedules and to download an entry form: Ploughing Schedule Ploughing Entry Form Hedgelaying Schedule Hedgelaying Entry Form […] 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