Category: Events

NEW! FWAG South West Orchard Pruning Course – Feb 2nd

The first of Les’ 2017 courses with the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group  has just been announced for Thursday February 2nd, at Worth Farm in Hele, Exeter. This is an opportunity to learn traditional orchard pruning and maintenance skills. Advice will

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Orchard Course – Saturday 4th February 2017

*UPDATE- We have now sold out for the 4th Feb – contact Les Davies if you are interested in attending any future courses*. Les will be running his latest One Day Orchard Course on Saturday Feb 4th at Parsonage Farm, West Lyng,

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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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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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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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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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Les rocks at the Wassail!

Les Davies was Master of Ceremonies at the Wassail at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury on 18th January 2014. The event was a great success, with Les ensuring that everything ran smoothly. His daughter Lizzie was appointed Queen

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Winter Wassail at the Community Farm

Wassails are the main calendar event for January, when the sleeping apple trees will be woken from their winter’s rest and encouraged to think about giving a good crop for the coming year. (Read more about this in Les’ January

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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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