The 14th "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event — 2011

The 2011 event took place on Saturday 12th March at Bywood Farm, Dunkeswell, Devon with the kind permission of Mr Ken Farmer.

Another gloriously fine day with over 70 competitors taking part.

There is a gallery of a few photographs taken during the day below.

Hedgelaying Results


(Click on the class or competitor to see some photographs taken at the event.)

Percy Duck Challenge Cup
1st Colin Risdon
2nd Roger Parris
3rd Colin Clutterbuck
4th Willow Drew
Dugdale Cup
1st Steve Hembrow
2nd Ben Maughen
3rd Liam Jefferson
4th= Andrew Hornabrook
Jon Sibthorp
Pairs 1st Malcolm Dowling & Reg Uhl
2nd Jill Exton & Jen Newman
3rd Sally Price & Catriona Paton
4th Tess & Elle Stone
5th Nicholas & Tom Colthorpe
Novice 1st David Rowe
2nd Dave Dingle
3rd Harry Greenstreet
4th Alex Forster

Other Prizes

Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
Elle Stone
Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Colin Risdon
Best Lady Competitor Tess Stone
Best regrowth of a length from the 2009 competition.
Roger Vickery Regrowth Cup
Tess Stone
For best work on a poor length.
Rubbish Award
Richard Poole

Baking Competition Results

Victoria Sponge 1st Sue Hembrow
2nd Karen Hembrow
3rd Mrs. D. Feehan
Lemon Curd 1st Sophie Jarvis
2nd Karen Hembrow
3rd Diane Colthorpe
Cob Loaf 1st Sue Risdon
2nd Karen Hembrow
3rd Ben Jaffe
Traditional Meat Pasty 1st Sue Hembrow
2nd Sheamus Machin
3rd William Machin
Half-Dozen Eggs 1st Oliver Garner
2nd Kairen Hooker
3rd William Machin
Sloe Gin 1st Karen Hembrow
2nd Kairen Hooker
3rd Andrew Luxton
6 Decorated Fairy Cakes 1st Robert Machin
2nd William Machin
3rd Ben Grabham
Home Made Mini-Pizza 1st Ruby Hembrow
2nd Millie Hembrow
3rd Ned Philcox

Many thanks to Karen Pinder for judging this competition.


Affiliated to the National Hedgelaying Society