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 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

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