Staff, residents and supporters of a specialist care centre in Brent Knoll celebrated its 40th anniversary at the weekend with a day of fun.

Somerset Court was the first specialist centre for people with autism in the UK and remains among the best centres in the country.

The facilities held a fun day with a Wizard of Oz theme at the weekend which was attended by hundreds of supporters and visitors.

“We had a fantastic day with a great turnout. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in style and also raised funds towards a new £20,000 trim trail that we hope to launch over the coming year,” organiser Karen Hart told

Our photos show some of the local groups and people who supported the event, which was held on Saturday.