photos: 400 join traditional East Brent Harvest Home celebrations
of people took part in a day of traditional festivities at the
annual East Brent Harvest Home on Friday (August 26th).
Over 400 people filled the event's show tent to tuck into a hearty
meal and enjoy a day of entertainment, which included Burtle Silver
Band, live music acts and fairground rides - although the wet
weather did restrict the outdoor activities.
The event started with a church service on Friday morning before
the traditional meal was formally opened by Sedgemoor District
Council's Chairman, Cllr Gill Slocombe.
The historic event dates back to 1857 and was originally held
to celebrate the end of the harvest as an organised event for
all farmers and farm workers.
East Brent's event is the longest-running harvest home in the
country with breaks only during the world wars and in 2001 because
of the foot and mouth outbreak.