We attend shows to promote the craft, attract new members, and get new hedges to lay. Someone has to store, and tow the caravan to and from site. others have to man the stand.
New hedges need to be viewed to assess suitability, and if suitable they are scheduled into the calendar
We have to coppice material for stakes and binders, and don't forget when you moan about the quality of material you are working with you cut it! (And if you didn't cut it then you really need to think about joining some coppice days next season)
The material all needs transporting to the hedge, have a look at the size of the pile to get an idea of the effort required.
The hedge itself needs setting out in Cants, each with a pile of stakes and binders
So it was brilliant that John Blake’s family donated an amazing new trophy to the society in memory of John and Anne Blake. It is to be stored at Plumpton College and will be awarded at the AGM for services to hedge laying.
if you can help out the society in any way the committee would be very happy to hear from you, lots of the tasks can be done from home (Treasurer, and many admin functions for example), most jobs take very little time, and can easily be fitted in around your day job or even hedge laying! For example we also need help with Trophys at the annual Competition, your there anyway, why not help out?