The 16th "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event — 2013

The 2013 event took place on Saturday 9th March at Yarty Farm, Membury by kind permission of Mr L Dugdale and Mr F Pearce.

Another good turnout with 90 people laying the competition hedges. Unfortunately the dry weather broke the Wednesday before the competition so the crowds were smaller than the previous year but the event was still lively with much interest shown in hedgelaying and the various other attractions.

(All photographs of the event used on this site are by kind permission of Jacquie Coppard and Kairen Hooker.)

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

Hedgelaying Results

Percy Duck Challenge Cup
1st Colin Risdon
2nd Colin Clutterbuck
3rd Roger Parris
4th Roger Vickery
Dugdale Cup
1st Andrew Burrough
2nd Alex Bown
3rd Mark Edwards
4th Chris Laurie
1st Pete & Val Grainger
2nd Mark Pammenter & Chris Bishop
3rd Darren & Paul Ackroyd
4th Nigel Howard & Mo Mulligan
1st Duncan Fraser
2nd Clive Bethell
3rd Richard Toogood
4th Ray Uhl

Other Prizes

Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Colin Risdon
Best veteran competitor (aged 60+).
Colin Clements Trophy
Roger Parris
Best Lady Competitor Jill Exton & Jen Newman
Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
Connor Solf & Fabian Trim
Best YFC Competitor
The NatWest Cup
Lewis & Ricky Trim
For best work on a poor length.
"Golden Crook"
Jon Sibthorp
Best regrowth of a length from the 2012 competition.
Roger Vickery Regrowth Cup
Chris Marren