Year: 2014

Mendip Times – October 2014

In his October column, Les talks about the onset of Autumn and the various harvest celebrations that characterise this time of year. He also talks about old engines and has an update on the old Victoria stationary engine he wrote

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Photos of Coopers Trophy Award

Les Davies with his Coopers Trophy award

Last month we posted news about the award bestowed to Les by by the Worshipful Company of Coopers. Here are a couple of photos of Les with his Coopers Trophy for Craftsmanship in the Cider Industry – he’s looking pretty

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Mendip Times – July 2014

The first part of Les’s column for the July Mendip Times is a very touching tribute to an old friend, Ron White of Paywell Farmhouse, who died not long ago. For Les, Ron epitomised ‘The Mendiper’ and his words about

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Les Davies awarded Coopers Trophy

At the Royal Bath and West Show in May 2014, Les Davies MBE was awarded the Coopers Trophy for Craftsmanship in the Cider Industry in the hugely popular Orchard and Cider section.  The award was bestowed by the Worshipful Company

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Mendip Times – June 2014

In the June edition of the Mendip Times, Les talks about how fast the days go by and how it can be a good thing to have a good chat and set the world to rights, “whether you are leaning

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Butcombe Brewery Walk for Arthritis Research UK

Join Les Davies and Sue Gearing for this 9.5 mile walk in glorious mid-Somerset on April 19th at 1pm from The Fox & Hounds at Charlton Adam. Sue Gearing described the walk in the March edition of The Mendip Times

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Mendip Times – April 2014

In the April edition of the Mendip Times, Les speaks with great fondness of the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury. The museum, which is closing down temporarily for a major re-fit, has been such a big part of Les’s

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Mendip Times – March 2014

In the March edition of the Mendip Times, Les discusses the issue that has filled our news channels over the past few weeks – the terrible flooding on the Somerset Levels. What can Les mean by the ‘Prince of Wales

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Workshop – Introduction to Orchard Management

Les is running a workshop – Introduction to Orchard Management – on 8th March 2014 at the Chew Valley Community Farm. From the Community farm website: This day workshop will be a thorough introduction to all aspects of caring for

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Mendip Times – February 2014

In his latest column, Les is full of praise for his new AGT Alpine Tractor which has had its first outing in the orchards. The wet weather is not stopping Les from getting on with his pruning work. If you

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