Website updated 6th April 2022        

The Mendip Ploughing Society was formed circa 1858 by local Mendip farmers after a competition between them and salesmen from the north country.  A more detailed history of the Society can be found in the history page of the website.  

The annual competitions are held on the last Wednesday of September and are dependent on the goodwill of local farmers to supply land for the next match as we have no permanent site. 


The Society is affiliated to the Society of Ploughmen and the Somerset Ploughing Championship Association. 


There are 15 separate ploughing classes, 3 hedging laying and 2 dry stone walling, plus a variety of farm produce exhibition classes.


Refreshments are supplied by the “ladies’ committee” which are open to the public together with a bar.  An extensive draw is held and there are a number of local trade stands.

PRESIDENT:                   Beryl Appleyard


CHAIRMAN:                   Alex Bown

VICE CHAIRMAN:         Stuart Tibbs

TREASURER:                  Maxine Golledge

JOINT SECRETARIES     Jim King and Judith Ogborne


G G Bown

L O Clothier

P George

K D Hasell

R E Hill

D J Keedwell

E Masters

D F Parker

P Sherborne



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Mrs M Mead

Mrs J Osborne

R M Penny

A Sparkes

P F Tincknell

R Uphill

A J Whitmarsh


R Adams

I Appleyard

M Alvis

J Baker

Tina Bath

A Bown

J Bown

C Burr

B Clothier

J Clothier

S Clothier

C Clutterbuck

K Curtis

L Davies MBE

S Fuller

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R W Gibson

P Gulliford

G Haberfield

D Harding

Mrs M Hasell

T Hurley

S Millard

C Ogborne

E Ogborne

J Osborne

C Patch

K Patch

C Pearce

D Perry

T Sherborne

W Sherborne

K Sweet

M Sweet

M Taviner

M Tibbs

C Vowles