Cookery Competitions for all at The Melplash Show!

The Melplash Agricultural Society has been serving up some of the best cooking and baking competitions in the area for generations, long before they became such popular viewing on TV.  Every year at the Melplash Show  amateur cooks of all ages are given the opportunity to show off their culinary skills and compete for the coveted top prizes.   In the […] Continue Reading

2015 Farm Competition – Results

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s  Farms competition takes place annually to give local farmers a chance to gain recognition for their good husbandry and dedication to looking after the countryside. There are three categories – Small (up to 300 acres), Mixed Large and Large Dairy.  Each category is judged by a team of judges who assess the overall management of the […] Continue Reading

Our Discover Farming classroom at Washingpool Farm is open!

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s new initiative – Discover Farming –  is all about helping young people to understand the connection between food and farming and the important role that farming and agriculture play in the local economy and environment.    It is hoped that by making them more aware of the importance of fresh food and healthy eating, we will also encourage […] Continue Reading

Garden Competition – 2015 Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Garden Competition once again provided an opportunity for gardeners in the area to gain recognition for their hardwork.    With an excellent number of entries across all categories – large, medium and small gardens and allotments –  covering an area from Bridport to Lyme Regis to Hinton St George, the judges had a very busy two […] Continue Reading

Discover Farming classroom on the move!

A redundant classroom is to take on a new life as the Melplash Agricultural Society’s Discover Farming Classroom at Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport. The classroom, generously donated by Dorset County Council, came from Wareham Middle School which is now closed.  The responsibility for collecting and moving it, however, was the responsibility of the Melplash Agricultural Society, and proved to […] Continue Reading

New President for 2015

The new Melplash Agricultural Society President for 2015 is Richard Campbell OBE.  Richard was a pig farmer at Beerland Farm, Whitchurch for 25 years and for a period at North Dibberford Farm, Mosterton.  Richard and his wife, Pippin, now live in Evershot.  He was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007 for his services […] Continue Reading

36th National Hedge Laying Championships

A team of Dorset Hedgelayers travelled to Hough on the Hill in Lincolnshire for the 36th National Hedgelaying Championships.  After a seven hour minibus ride, (thankfully we really do not know what traffic is in Dorset) a good meal, a few pints and a good night’s sleep, everyone was up bright and early for the 8:30am draw to determine who […] Continue Reading

2014 Hedgelaying & Ploughing Match

ANNUAL PLOUGHING AND HEDGELAYING COMPETITION – Sunday 28 September 2014 As the leaves begin to fall and the evenings darken, farms across West Dorset have gathered in their harvest on what has been a bumper year for crops and grass growth. The farming calendar has, however, one more event which marks the end of the Summer and beginning of Autumn. […] Continue Reading

2014 Photographs

Photographs of the 2014 Melplash Show are available to view here. If you would like to purchase a full sized, high resolution version of any of these photos please contact Florence Morris. Click on the thumbnails to view larger images.