Brent's 155th Harvest Home cancelled due to water-logged venue
Brent's traditional Harvest Home has been cancelled this week
due to its venue being waterlogged.
popular event, which attracts hundreds of people each year, was
due to be held this Friday, August 24th.
Loader, Chairman of the organising committee, confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Due to adverse weather conditions, this years event
has had to be cancelled."
field is water-logged, making it unsafe to erect the marquee as
well as for vehicles and guests with tables and chairs liable
is the first time anyone knows that the weather conditions has
caused the cancellation in its 155 years."
refunds can be obtained at East Brent Village Hall on 24th August
between 12 mid-day and 2pm or by calling 01278 760695.
added: "Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused."
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
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.
Top, signs informing local people about the cancellation and,
above, the scenes at last year's East Brent Harvest Home