The 185th Wrington and Burrington Hedging Society Competition.

The 185th hedge laying competition staged by the Wrington and Burrington Hedging Society took place at Freeman's Farm, Barrow Gurney on Wednesday 8 March. Thirty seven competitors took part including two women - especially pertinent on International Women's Day. Anna Keedwell was placed in the Beginners Class whilst Tina Bath won the prize for best lady hedger and second in the Open Class. Colin Clutterbuck from Chew Magna won the Championship Class.
 
The Wrington and Burrington Hedging Society is the oldest hedging society in the country. It was founded in 1832 by three vicars each from different parishes, each of which had their own hedge layer. Regardless of their clergy background there was competition amongst the three each claiming to have the best hedge layer. They decided to have a competition between the three and that was the founding of the Wrington and Burrington Hedging Society.

Judges Paul Keel left and Mike Ford right

Judges Paul Keel left and Mike Ford right