SEHLS attended the Laughton & District Agricultural Society ploughing match at Firle on Wednesday 18th September 2019, at Firle Place farm, Firle.
It was a wonderful location, just beneath the South Downs which were bathed in beautiful autumn sunshine all day.
The team of SEHLS members in attendance and helping out on the stand laid a demo hedge of silver birch, and it while this was going on a lady called Liz Pearson came along. She presents a local radio programme on Hailsham FM called Mostly Folk. Liz is interested in folk music and tales about Sussex and the various traditions including hedgelaying.
Lis was able to catch up with Des Whitington and interview him about South of England hedge laying; it is about 38 mins into the programme just after the track by the Unthanks called King of Rome.
There is also an interesting piece by the Head brewer from Harvey’s, for those interested in beer.
The link below is for the show and after that is the plan for the programme with timings.