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. This year the Society is celebrating their 150th ploughing match.
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.
There are refreshments 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.
MENDIP PLOUGHING SOCIETY
Film night / social evening to show the video of the 150th Ploughing Match
(which includes a short footage of the 100th Match)
on Wednesday evening 12th February 2020
at The Wellsway, West Harptree, BS40 6EJ
commencing at 7.30pm.
There will be a small charge of £10 per person which will include a finger buffet.
Please contact Judith on 01275 333369, mobile 07783709619 or e-mail by Monday 10th February to book your seats.
We hope you are able to join us.
PRESIDENT: Robert Uphill Esq
Mrs B Appleyard
Mrs M Mead
R M Penny
E P J F Lyons
Mrs J Osborne
P F Tincknell
A J Whitmarsh
CHAIRMAN: Les Davies MBE
VICE CHAIRMAN: Alex Bown
HON TREASURER: Dave Tinney
ASSISTANT TREASURER: Maxine Golledge
HON SECRETARY: Jim King
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Judith Ogborne
G G Bown
L O Clothier
K D Hasell
R E Hill
D J Keedwell
P W Keen
D F Parker
D B Gibbons
R W Gibson
C W Ogborne