The 15th "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event — 2012

The 2012 event took place on Saturday 10th March at Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppit by kind permission of Mr Arthur Sage.

Another hugely successful day and our biggest ever competition with 90 people competing. Yet another gloriously fine day especially warm in the afternoon.

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

All photographs of the event used on this site are by kind permission of Jacquie Coppard, Kairen Hooker, and Ray Gibbon.

Hedgelaying Results

Percy Duck Challenge Cup
1st Paul Gulliford
2nd Willow Drew
3rd Roger Parris
4th Mike Reed
Dugdale Cup
1st Liam Jefferson
2nd Mark Edwards
3rd Steven McCulloch
4th Andrew Burrough
1st Nick Waterfield & Adrian Selby
2nd Alec Turner & David Bright
3rd Rory Proctor & Greig Wright
4th Darren & Paul Ackroyd
1st Chris Marren
2nd Lydia Harris
3rd Matthew Townsend
4th Ben Short

Other Prizes

Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
Ricky Trim
Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Willow Drew
Best Lady Competitor Lydia Harris
Best regrowth of a length from the 2011 competition.
Roger Vickery Regrowth Cup
Jim & Sally Hutton
For best work on a poor length.
"Golden Crook"
Tina Bath

Baking Competition Results

Victoria Sponge 1st Kath Johnson
2nd Mel Bright
3rd Sarah Machin
Hedgerow Jelly 1st Liz Christie
2nd Sue Hembrow
3rd Adrian Exton
Cob Loaf 1st Ben Jaffe
2nd Gilly Jaffe
3rd Kath Johnson
Traditional Meat Pasty 1st Maggie Lange
2nd Kath Johnson
3rd Shaemus Machin
Half-Dozen Eggs 1st Oliver Gardner
2nd Jemima Gardner
3rd Maureen Johnson
Sloe Gin 1st Kath Johnson
2nd Jen Newman
3rd William Machin
6 Decorated Fairy Cakes 1st Ellie Hembrow
2nd Emma Jaffe
3rd Ameya and Matilda
Home Made Mini-Pizza 1st Max Jaffe
2nd Ruby Drew
3rd Ellie Hembrow


Affiliated to the National Hedgelaying Society