Some of you will know that Gary Moore it keen to try his hand at every regional style, so a few months ago Gary roped in David Dunk and they decided to venture over to Devon to learn their style of hedge laying.
Their training was under the expert eye of Roger Parris (Chief Steward for the Nationals), so they were in good hands, and soon picked up the style. The main difference is that most of the time is spent clearing out the unwanted material, and the stems are horizontal rather than at an angle, and secured with crooks cut from the hedge.
Having got the hang of the style they were keen to enter some competitions, so back they went for the Cotley hunt and hedge laying competition
They put in a respectable performance with Gary getting 2nd place in the intermediate competition.
Our Society are doing a "Midland" day next weekend so it will be interesting to see