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 18 April 2017)

The South West Region Committee

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


Closing date for May Workshop: Friday28 April 2017.  See below for further details

From Council:  All rams should be on halters at shows.

The Wool Cup.  If anyone has entries for the 2017 Wool Cup which is to be be judged at the 2017 National AGM in Scotland, Liz Roberts is happy to take your entries to Scotland for you.  Please contact Liz directly on  to make arrangements.

2017 Programme
19 March - Buckfastleigh Wool Gathering, Buckfastleigh Town Hall.
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.
See above for information about getting the items to the AGM.
14 May - Open Day with Judy and Cyrena Bell.      CLOSING DATE: Friday28 April 2017
Felting and Adventures with Jacob Wool
This is a day for those interested in the potential of Jacob wool.
There will be demonstrations of felting, carding, spinning, and various forms of basic weaving Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to 12 to give participants the opportunity to try out the various activities.
Please bring some washed Jacob fleece with you.
Time: 10.00 - 4.00
Venue:  Allerbrook House, Daccombe, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SR.
Entry forms,directions, and  instructions for washing wool: click link ENTRY, DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS for Bell Open Day May 2017(1).docx
To reserve your place: Please send your entry form, together with your payment, to Judy Holder, SW Treasurer (details on entry form).
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.

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

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PO Box 251, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8WX
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