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Les on Countryfile with Ellie Harrison

Les with Ellie Harrison from BBC's Countryfile

In September 2014, Les appeared on Countryfile with the charming Ellie Harrison. He explained to Ellie the rules on judging at the Mendip Ploughing Society Annual Match held on Yeo Valley land. You can see a video clip here. Here

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Mendip Times – March 2015

With March comes longer daylight hours and warmer weather, though Les would like it to hold off just a little bit so he can get his pruning work finished. In his March column Les talks about his work with Farm

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New videos added to the website

Check out our new Videos page with some lovely footage of Les Davies in action. The videos include a lovely clip from the BBC’s Countryfile programme which shows Les at the Mendip Ploughing Society annual match in September 2014.

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Mendip Times – February 2015

In his February column Les remembers the flooding in Somerset this time last year. He praises the Royal Bath and West of England Society for their work in raising the levels of awareness and raising money to help with flood

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Mendip Times – January 2015

It’s January and Les talks about the importance of a good breakfast on these cold winter mornings: “a steaming mug of tea makes the perfect companion for two slices of toast (with plenty of butter) two free range eggs and

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Mendip Times – December 2014

We are rather late posting up the link to the December column but it’s well worth reading even though Christmas is now a distant memory. December means Christmas and in this column, Les talks about his modern-day Christmas while remembering

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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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