Melplash Agricultural Society hosting free hedgelaying taster days

TO keep alive the skills and craftsmanship traditionally used in the conservation of hedgerows, the Melplash Agricultural Society will be running a free taster day on Sunday, September 15 for all those interested in learning how to lay a hedge Dorset-style. 

The session will take place on a piece of hedge along Chilcombe Lane, just outside Chilcombe, near Bridport, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.  It will be led by team of local skilled experts and professional hedge layers who will be giving up their time for free in order to pass on their knowledge and craft to others.

All trainees are encouraged to put their new skills into practice by entering the novice class at the annual Melplash Agricultural Society hedge laying competition taking place alongside the ploughing match on Sunday, September 29 on land off the A3066 near Melplash (DT6 3TU) by kind permission of Darren Cooper, Kevin Groves and John Warren.

To attend this free taster session or for more information, call the society office on 01308 423337 or email

Woodmead Halls

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