Hedgelaying by kind Invitation of HRH Prince of Wales

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I was invited back again to compete in the Patrons Competition, which was held by kind Invitation of HRH Prince of Wales at Broadfield Farm, part of the Duchy Estate in Gloucestershire.
Some 40-odd of the country’s best hedge layers took part laying a 10 yard stretch of hedge in their regional styles: a new hedge had to be found at the last minute due to the original one being flooded!
Also present were the Countryfile team from BBC1 filming a feature about hedge laying.
I competed in the South of England class and came a respectable 2nd. Afterwards we gathered in a barn to have delicious soup and tea and cakes kindly provided by the farm.

The photographs were taken by Jackie Gilligan: you can see lots more here at her website.