Villager’s Allotment Takes First Prize

Bob Link, from Orchard Mead, Broadwindsor, took home first prize in the allotment category of the Melplash Show’s Annual Garden & Allotment competition.  The competition was cancelled last year.

Bob was praised by the judges who said it was ‘an excellent allotment‘ and ‘a lot of hard work has clearly gone into it‘ – they also praised his range of fruit and vegetables and a good use of companion planting. 🙂

The event was judged by the Mayor of Bridport, Ian Bark, his wife Anne and former society chairman Jo Sage. They were accompanied by society president Nigel Jones and society chairman James Vickery.

The winners received a voucher from Bridport-based William James & Co – manufacturers and suppliers of fruit cages, netting and garden equipment – and compost from Chedington Estate.

To view all the other Garden & Allotment competition results – Click HERE.

Well done Bob – Congratulations!

Photo Credit: Tim Russ


Melplash Memories

The popular Melplash Show, due to take place on 27th August is unsurprisingly cancelled this year.  However, the Bridport Museum Trust are in collaboration and from the 13th – 27th August they are sharing Melplash photographs and objects from their collections online.  They are inviting locals to do the same.
There are old photographs already being submitted to their Facebook page including the black and white one below where they are asking for identification of the prize winning lady in the photograph!

Melplash Lady

You can share your favourite memories, anecdotes, memorabilia, photos or videos…. anything at all. We want to see your fluffy sheep, handsome cows, massive tractors…..just post on our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram @bridportmuseum using the hashtag #MelplashMemories.
Thankfully, if you’re not a fan of social media – you can simply email your images to and they will post it up for you.

Melplash Safe 2020Cancellation of the show does not mean no show badges! For 2020 they have produced a limited edition badge which is available to pick up from Bridport Tourist Information Centre.

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