The 13th "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event — 2010

The 2010 event took place on Saturday 13th March at Hare Lane, Buckland St. Mary, Chard, Somerset with the kind permission of Mr Marcus Lury.


This is a short video film taken at the event

(There is a higher resolution version of this video available on youtube)



(Click on the class or competitor to see some photographs taken at the event.)

Percy Duck Challenge Cup
1st Colin Risdon
2nd Colin Clutterbuck
3rd Roger Parris
4th Tim Frampton
Dugdale Cup
1st Richard Hooker
2nd Mike Reed
3rd Mark Edwards
4th Geoff Pitt
Pairs 1st Serena de la Hay & Pat Lehain
2nd Craig Nation & Stephen Ryan
3rd Jill Exton & Jen Newman
4th Nick Waterfield & Adrian Selby
Novice 1st Richard Poole
2nd Andrew Burrough
3rd Tess Stone
4th David Rowe

Other Prizes

Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
Christopher Grabham
Best YFC competitor.
NatWest Cup
Tom Aplin
Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Richard Hooker
Best Lady Competitor Tess Stone
Best regrowth of a length from the 2009 competition.
Roger Vickery Regrowth Cup
John Sibthorpe
For best work on a poor length.
Rubbish Award
Dave Edmondson & Toby Wright

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