Battens Solicitors Limited Unaffiliated Show Jumping

  We are delighted to announce that Battens Solicitors will once again be sponsoring our under 16’s show jumping at the Melplash Show again in 2019.  In order to compete at Melplash Show riders need to qualify at one of the regional shows throughout the year.  Not only will qualifiers win prizes at their qualifying show but they will also […] Continue Reading

Society welcomes new President for 2019

The Melplash Agricultural Society has elected retired farmer, Mr Tim Frost,  as their new President for 2019.  Tim succeeds Mr Richard King who stepped down at the recently held Annual General Meeting after his year’s term in office. Tim and his family have been involved with the Society for many years.  Their association began when his father moved the family […] Continue Reading

2018 Hedgelaying Photos

Melplash Agricultural Society annual Hedge Laying & Ploughing Comp held at Urless Farm, Corscombe, West Dorset on a autumn day, challenging conditions for the ploughmen not on the normal stubble but old pasture with flint, not very deep. If you’d like to order copies of any these photographs you can order them from Footeprints, East Street, Bridport. If you ‘right […] Continue Reading

2018 Ploughing Competition Photos

Melplash Agricultural Society annual Hedge Laying & Ploughing Comp held at Urless Farm, Corscombe, West Dorset on a autumn day, challenging conditions for the ploughmen not on the normal stubble but old pasture with flint, not very deep. If you’d like to order copies of any these photographs you can order them from Footeprints, East Street, Bridport. If you ‘right […] Continue Reading

2018 Best Burger Competition Results!

Our 2018 show saw the launch of our brand new Best Burger competition!  Richard Cooper of Swim in Lyme Regis very kindly judged the entries and offered great prizes for the winners. Entrants were asked to submit two burgers on a disposable plate for judging – one quartered with each quarter secured with a toothpick, this burger was used to […] Continue Reading

2018 Hedgelaying and Ploughing match results

The 171st Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedge laying and ploughing match took place on land near Corscombe with spectacular views over the West Dorset countryside, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Oliver Hemsley of Urless Farm.  Over 70 competitors including farmers, contractors, young farmers, vintage tractor and rural craft enthusiasts put their skills to the test in the hope […] Continue Reading

Melplash Agricultural Society’s free hedgelaying training day keeps traditional skills and craftmanship alive

To keep alive the skills and craftsmanship traditionally used in the conservation of hedgerows, the Melplash Agricultural Society each year runs a free hedgelaying training day for those interested in learning the skill of hedgelaying Dorset-Style .  The training is led by local skilled experts and professional hedgelayers who give us their time for free in order to pass on […] Continue Reading

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