Category Archives: Festivals and events

12th West Country Scythe Festival Competition Results 2016

5 x 5 metre Results As in last year year’s final only seconds separated the three fastest mowers. Kevin Austin emerged as the new undisputed  champion with both the fastest time and best quality of the three.  Mark Allery proved the English scythe by coming third; very … Continue reading

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Scythe Improvers’ Course 2016

Why Struggle?  Learn how to get your blades sharper and to scythe expertly at the IMPROVERS’ COURSE at the West Country Scythe Fair Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June  for • mowers with some experience who want to develop their … Continue reading

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11th West Country Scythe Festival Competition Results 2015

5 x 5 metre Results This years final was particularly exciting as only 3 seconds separated the three fastest mowers and all were equal favourites to win based on past years’ performances. It all came down to quality (on which they … Continue reading

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West Country Scythe Championship time!

      A reminder from last year of the competition ahead… (Photos  and montage by Dave Oxford ) Overall Joint Champions: Simon Damant and George Montague             Third place Overall (with English Scythe!) : Mark … Continue reading

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Mowing results for the seventh scythe festival at Wimpole

Originally posted on Wympole & Wratsworth:
? Phil Batten Here are the scores for the Eastern Counties 5 X 5 mowing competion for each quality point lost compared to the highest score there is a time penalty of 15 seconds…

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10th West Country Scythe Championship Results

Below are the full set of results in plot order from this years championship. I will update this post with photos and placings in due course. Well done all! Name Time Quality Olga Damant 09:11 9 Amy Willoughby 04:33 2 Andi Rickard … Continue reading

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Training – the most important item in a scythers tool box

Scything and grassland management courses run through flora locale last year proved very popular.  So much so that this year’s scythe courses are headline courses for flora locale’s 2014 training programme, and have been increased with both myself and Clive … Continue reading

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