2018 Show Photos by Mark Margetts

Below are photographs of the 2018 show taken by Mark Margetts, were you at the show, are you featured?  If you won a prize you certainly are, and Mark was roving the showground taking candid shots of people enjoying themselves on this fine day so take a look through. If you would like a full size, high resolution copy of […] Continue Reading

2018 Show Photos by Tim Russ

Give it a minute to load as there are 555 photos in the gallery (below) of the 2018 Melplash Agricultural Show. Tim started photographing on the Tuesday with the Live Lamb Class. If you’d like to order copies of any these photographs you can order them from Footeprints, East Street, Bridport. If you ‘right click’ on the photo and choose […] 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

2018 Hedgelaying & Ploughing match

Our 2018 Hedgelaying and Ploughing match will be held on Sunday 30th September on land off the A356, near Corscombe by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Oliver Hemsley of Urless Farm. Please click below to view the competition schedules and to download an entry form: Ploughing Schedule Ploughing Entry Form Hedgelaying Schedule Hedgelaying Entry Form Everyone is welcome to […] Continue Reading

2018 Farm Competition Results

Every year the Melplash Agricultural Society invites local farmers who live within a 12 mile radius of Melplash village church to take part in the Society’s farm competition.   Each farm entered is visited by a team of judges who walk the farm to look at the husbandry of crops and the livestock, how well the environment is cared for, the […] Continue Reading

2018 Flock Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s flock competition 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 winners will be awarded their cups by the […] 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, please click here to download an entry form. In the UK we love our sausages – in fact five million of us eat them […] Continue Reading

Best Burger Competition

Entries are now open for our brand new Best Burger Competition.  The competition is very kindly being sponsored and judged by Swim café bar in Lyme Regis. Entrants are asked to submit two burgers on a disposable plate for judging – one quartered with each quarter secured with a toothpick, this burger will be used to judge taste.  The second […] Continue Reading

2018 Garden Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Garden Competition, the most prestigious garden competition in the West Dorset area, saw 24 gardens and allotments entered this year, stretching from Lyme Regis to Hinton St George.  The competition was judged over two days by last year’s overall winners and large garden winners, Mr & Mrs Colin and Sue Dyer from Long Bredy and […] Continue Reading

Competitions for all!

One of the main highlights of the annual Melplash Agricultural Show are the competitive classes. At the heart are the many classes in place to enable local farmers and breeders to showcase what they do and their husbandry skills.  Giving visitors to the show the rare opportunity to see the best cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses in the area […] Continue Reading