Derek Mead’s memory honoured at dairy weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:06 13 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:06 13 September 2018

The winning team of Jessica Ravenhill White, Jess Tapp, Emily Davis and Lauren Parkhouse.

The winning team of Jessica Ravenhill White, Jess Tapp, Emily Davis and Lauren Parkhouse.


A tourist attraction hosted a packed weekend of events to celebrate dairy farming.

Puxton Park hosted The Derek Mead Dairy Weekend from September 1-2.

Teams competed for the Derek Mead Cup in a dairy show, which was won by Jessica Ravenhill White, Jess Tapp, Emily Davis and Lauren Parkhouse – winning an all-expenses-paid trip to Belgium for the European championships in 2019.

A barn in the memory of Mr Mead was unveiled at the event, which raised more than £500 for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and the Derek Mead Health Room at Junction 24.

Alistair Mead, managing director, said: “Dad’s dream was to open a place where children and their families could learn about farming and the importance of British agriculture. As his legacy lives on around us, we hope that all of our visitors can experience the joy these new lives bring to the farm.”

More from Weston Mercury

A new family show, inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s classic festive tale, The Little Match Girl, is coming to Clevedon’s The Theatre Shop.

Read more

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Read more

Plans to join up a coastal walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon have moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

Read more

An innovative piece of equipment which helps people in late stage dementia is available to patients in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more

A handful of students at Worle Community School have launched a club to help anyone who worries about being bullied.

Read more

A ‘casualty’ was rushed to hospital after a crash on a major commuter route yesterday (Saturday).

Read more

A men’s social group has raised £400 for Weston’s RNLI.

Read more

An evening of true crime studies awaits a Weston audience.

Read more

Heritage experts are calling on people to help create a clearer picture of Weston’s history through a new mapping system.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A team from Backwell will once again don their Santa suits and jump on their motorbikes to raise cash for a children’s charity.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists