Published: August 26, 2011
In photos: 400 join traditional East Brent Harvest Home celebrations



Hundreds 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.

 


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