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Midlands, Wales & the Marches

Midlands, Wales & the Marches

Branch information and events

Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) Midlands, Wales & the Marches branch including events, contacts, and news.


Please note that branch events may not be going ahead due to Covid-19 pandemic. 

We are also on Facebook please search ‘BDS Midlands Wales and Marches Branch

Branch contacts

Chairman Ian Skelton  T: 07885 843298
Secretary Sally Barrell  

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
B Birmingham
CH Chester
CW Crewe
DE Derby
DY Dudley
HR Hereford
LD Llandrindod Wells
LL Llandudno
SA Swansea
ST Stoke-on-Trent
SY Shrewsbury
TF Telford
WR Worcester
WS Walsall
WV Wolverhampton


2019 Events Review

We had a fairly busy summer in 2019 attending agricultural shows and the Midland Game Fair. At the Midland Game Fair we had Charles Smith-Jones signing copies of his latest book and we also had the popular ‘Forest walk quiz’. Sadly it looks like this may have been the last Midland Game Fair.

An enjoyable evening was had with Patrick Faulkner who gave an exceptional talk on ‘Venison, Food of Kings’ complete with tasters, he concluded with a talk on bullet placement for which he brought along his ‘wire framed’ roe deer to explain.

We attended the Newport Agricultural Society Show, this was the first time we attended this event which was very successful.

Awareness days were held at Chasewater Park and Cannock Chase Visitor Centre at Marquis Drive.

Our last event was a Butchery demonstration by Dominic Hayes, our very own ‘Master Butcher’. This was limited to ten people and was oversubscribed. Another is scheduled shortly.