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English scythes at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2017


A old scythe is passed on to a new generation but will youth bring competition victory? Continue reading

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Somerset scythe competition 2017 final – video

Video of this year’s scythe championship final – keep your eye on the time, you won’t believe how fast they’re mowing! Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2017 Championships


This years champions from the Somerset Scythe Festival, including the man pictured above. Continue reading

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Scythe competition peening

On the Continent it’s standard practise for an expert to peen the blades for competitors in scythe competitions but when George Montague won the 2013 British Scythe Championship with a blade I had peened for him it caused quite a stir. Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2014 champions

scythe competition final 2014
The competition at this years Scythe Festival was as hot as the weather and included a result that could changing our view of Continental and English scythes forever. Continue reading

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Russian scythe competition

The scythe competition season is getting underway with the British competition due to take place at the Scythe Festival in Somerset on 15th June.

Meanwhile, for those of you looking for a bit more adventure, I’ve been contacted by Aleksandr Shatokhin with an invitation slightly further afield. Continue reading

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Scythe Champions 2013

After a 6 year reign by Simon Damant, the UK has a new Scythe Champion. On a beautiful day 28 competitors took part in the mowing finals at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2013. Simon made a time of 1:35 with … Continue reading

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Northern Open Scythe Competition

Nevermind the Olympics, the results you’ve all been waiting for are the winners of the 1st Northern Open Scythe Competition held as part of the Hay Time Scythe Event this week. Christiane and I went over to the North Pennines … Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2012

It’s over a week ago now since the Somerset Green Scythe Fair but I’ve only just got chance to sit down and go through all my photos having spent most of last week in Edinburgh for the Royal Highland Show. … Continue reading

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Hay Time Scything Event in the North Pennines 2012

I have been invited by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty (or ‘AONB’) Partnership to run a two day Learn to Mow course as part of a Hay Time Scything Event on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July taking … Continue reading

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