The Melplash Hedgelaying Competition 2017 is to be held on Sunday 24th September at Shedbush Farm, near Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6EP. (Not to be confused with The Melplash Show itself which is at West Bay Bridport on Thursday 24th August….) The hedgelaying event combines with a ploughing match. Entries close on Wednesday 20th September.
Details are available from www.melplash.co.uk and follow the links. The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Melplash Agricultural Society Secretary is Mrs. Lucy Hart.
The style is Dorset. There’s no entry fee. Cutters who complete receive £10.00 towards expenses. Prize money for all classes are £50, £40, £30, £15.
There is a free training day on Sunday 17th September 10.00 – 3.00 ‘just outside Bradpole, along Mangerton Lane, DT6 3SF’.
Details of Dorset style are available online at, for example, the NHLS and Russell Woodham’s.