2018 Schedules Now Online

Take part in our 2018 show!  We have classes for everyone including livestock showing, horse competitions, home baking, vegetables, cider making, flower arranging, photography and much more!  This years’ schedules are available to view online, follow the links below to find out more about our competitions. Horse and Pony Schedule 2018 Livestock Schedule 2018 Horticulture, Handicraft and Home Produce Schedule […] Continue Reading

NEW Platinum Sponsor for Melplash Show – Bradfords Building Supplies

The Melplash Agricultural Society is very pleased to announce that Bradfords Building Supplies have agreed to be a new Platinum Sponsor for the Melplash Show this year and to become the Show’s main sponsor from 2019. A name that is synonymous within the local area and has had a long association with local agriculture, there has been a Bradfords Builders […] Continue Reading

Welcome to our new Chairman

The Melplash Agricultural Society is delighted to announce Mrs Jo Sage as the new Society Chairman for 2018 and 2019.   Jo has for the last two years undertaken the role of Vice Chairman for the Society and takes over from the current Chairman, Mr Will Frost, who has completed his two-year term. Mrs Jo Sage has lived in West Dorset […] Continue Reading

2017 Hedgelaying Results

Thank you to Honor Bank who wrote this report on the  Melplash Agricultural Society’s Hedgelaying Contest.  Photos by Tim Russ. Nestled in the valley with far-reaching views over to Golden Cap, The National Trust’s Shedbush Farm, Chideock was this year’s picturesque venue for the Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedgelaying match.  For the first time in 18 years the hedging and ploughing competitions […] Continue Reading

2017 Ploughing Match results

This year’s annual ploughing match took place at Butt Lane, North Chideock by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Howard Coates of Chideock Manor.  Tim Frampton, Hedging and Ploughing chairman for the Society commented ‘All classes were well supported, and it was excellent to see a number of  new ploughmen competing.   The competition was fierce and the standard very high […] Continue Reading

Scarecrow Competition

At our annual Hedgelaying and Ploughing match we held a scarecrow competition for children to take part in.  We once again saw a good number of entries and some really fabulous scarecrows!  The Scarecrow competition was just one of the activities organised by the Society’s Discover Farming team to get youngsters involved with and learning about farming and agriculture.  Other activities […] Continue Reading

Hedglaying and Ploughing Match Photos

Here are some photos of the hedgelaying and ploughing matches held on held on Sunday 24th September 2017 in Chideock, near Bridport. You can add your photos by joining this group https://www.flickr.com/groups/2871431@N24/

2017 Show Photographs

You can add your photographs to this group, join here: flickr.com/groups/2912191@N23/ and see the photos by clicking on them below. If you would like to use any of these photographs you must ask the owner first.   Check back soon – there’s loads more to come. More Photos Click on the links below for more images from the official show photographers. Tim […] Continue Reading

Woodcraft at the Show!

Visitors to the woodcraft marquee at this year’s Melplash Show are in for a real treat.   There will be a variety of local craftsmen giving demonstrations throughout the day, including a wood turner, wood carver, walking stick maker, rocking horse maker, pole lathe turner, marquetry,  pyrography and a fret worker.   There will also be displays by members of the Yeovil […] Continue Reading