Year: 2013

Mendip Times – November 2013

In the November 2013 issue of the Mendip Times, Les talks about another very successful Mendip Ploughing Match, talks about pre-decimal units of measurement and settles his backside into a new tractor seat! He also has another picture-riddle for you

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Mendip Times – September 2013

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In the September 2013 issue of the Mendip Times, Les talks about the summer we’ve had and the harvest that’s yet to come. Read about the ‘low-tech’ machinery of yester-year and read about September on the Mendips. To read the

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Mendip Hills Through the Time Tunnel

Les Davies will be at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury to give his talk on ‘Mendip Hills Through the Time Tunnel’. The talk is on Saturday 28th September from 11am-midday. Coffee is included, served from 10:30am in the

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Mendip Times – August 2013

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In his popular column for the August 2013 issue of the Mendip Times, Les talks about the unspoilt Mendip grassland around St Hugh’s Church at Charterhouse,  remembers with fondness the Bamford trailer mower and talks about how the work is

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BBC Somerset – 13th July

On Saturday 13th July, Les was Emma Britton‘s guest on her ‘Somerset Lives’ section on her morning radio show on BBC Somerset. Countryside expert Les Davies MBE talked to Emma about his life and work in the heart of the

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Peter Coate Painting Exhibition

At the Wells & Mendip Museum from 6th July to 4th August, artist Peter Coate shows a selection of his work over the past 50 yrs on the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels. Les Davies thoroughly recommends this exhibition,

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Mendip Times July 2013

Les writes a regular column for the popular Mendip Times magazine. In his column for the July 2013 issue, Les talks about his earliest memories of the North Somerset Show, tells us the best time of day for gardening and

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Mendip Times June 2013

Column for Mendip Times June 2013

Les writes a regular column for the popular Mendip Times magazine. In his latest article, Les discusses the importance of ‘taking the time to sit and stare’. To read the column, click on the image below to go to the

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Email Troubles

There have been some teething problems with the new website email address which means that not all emails sent to les.davies@westcountryman.co.uk were received safely. If you have emailed Les in the past two or three months and received no reply,

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New website!

Les Davies - Westcountryman

Welcome to the new website for Les Davies, Westcountryman. A former Senior Warden of the Mendips AONB for 20 years, Les now brings a lifetime of experience, personal passion and a proven record for practical application and knowledge to the

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