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

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

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