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.

2014 Show Results

Please click the below link to view results of our 2014 show.  

2014 Flock Competition

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s  annual flocks competition rewards local farmers for their shepherding skills and flock management.  There are three awards given: The Melplash Agricultural Society Perpetual Plaque for the best flock of 15 -50 Ewes The JRB Bowditch Perpetual Cup for the best flock of 51-300 Ewes The Newall Perpetual Cup for the best flock of 301 and over This […] Continue Reading