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 28th).
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.
event began with a church service on Friday morning before the
traditional meal was formally opened. Among those enjoying the
day was Burnham's former MP Tessa Munt, pictured above.
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.