South West Region

Welcome to the South West Region Jacob Sheep Society webpage which imparts information to members in the counties of Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and on the Island of Guernsey.

Regional Council Member

Mr Peter Gorringe
Shutecombe Barn

Hensbury Lane, Bere Ferrers
PL20 7LA

Tel: 01822 840277   Email:

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This page is maintained by the SW secretary, Sarah Weaver, and is a place for members of the SW Region to post information, photographs and any other 'bits and bobs' relevant to Jacob sheep.  Please send any item that you would like to appear on this page to the Secretary at

(SW webpage last updated 15 February 2017)

The South West Region Committee

Peter Gorringe (Chair), Sarah Weaver (Sec), Judy Holder (Treasurer),Sarah Bliss (Breed Promotion), Stephanie Cornelius, and Charlotte Slee (2018 National AGM) and Christopher Slee (Sedgemoor Show and Sale).

2017 Programme
19 March - Buckfastleigh Wool Gathering, Buckfastleigh Town Hall.
A gathering of designer makers, spinners, dyers, felters, weavers, and all wool enthusiasts.
Organised by South Devon Wool Works.  Further information from
Entry by donation on the day.
Entry by donation on the day.
21 - 23 April - National AGM, Scotland.
Would anyone who has entries for the Wool Cup please send their entry form (enclosed in the Winter 2016 Journal) directly to the Wool Cup organiser, Beryl Thompson, and contact Sarah Weaver for information about getting the items to the AGM.
14 May - Open Day with Judy and Cyrena Bell.   Felting and Adventures with Jacob Wool
This is a day for those interested in the potential of Jacob wool.  While the emphasis will be         primarily on felting, carding, spinning, and basic weaving will also be demonstrated and there will be an opportunity to try out some of these activities yourself.
Time:  10.00 - 16.00, starting with coffee.
Venue:  Allerbrook House, Daccombe, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SR.
Cost including lunch:  Adults: £7.00, children aged 8 -16: £3.30, aged 7 and under: free.
There will be 12 places available which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and participants are requested to bring some washed Jacob fleece with them.
Entry forms will be available on the SW website from 17 March 2017 and should be sent, together with your payment, to Judy Holder, SW Treasurer.
Further enquiries:
September - Open Day to be arranged.
If anyone would like to host the Open Day or would like to offer any ideas which would make an interesting day or outing, please would you contact Peter Gorringe.  Support will be available.

21 September - Show and Sale at Sedgemoor.

15 or 22 October - SW AGM to be held at The Devon Hotel, Exeter.

Address: Jacob Sheep Society, Grassroots Systems Ltd
PO Box 251, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8WX
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