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In pictures: food festival and flower show among successful weekend of events in Hutton

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 September 2017

Pat Hilder with helpers Josh and Daisy raising money for New Beginings For You.

Pat Hilder with helpers Josh and Daisy raising money for New Beginings For You.

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A food festival, a proms night and a flower show are just some of the events which have been keeping people busy in Hutton.

Tyler Duke and Mike Smith from Mike's Pork, in Burnham, at Taste Of Somerset. Tyler Duke and Mike Smith from Mike's Pork, in Burnham, at Taste Of Somerset.

A huge marquee was set up in St Mary’s Field and thousands of people visited it during four days of events in the village.

Around 2,000 people went to the first of the big events, Taste Of Somerset.

The food festival was organised by Sarah Cope and this year it raised money for Comfort And Warmth, a Weston-based charity which helps the homeless, and Hutton Village Hall, which is looking to install new, more energy-efficient lighting.

Gael Finnegan, of Witch Hazel Preserves, at Taste Of Somerset. Gael Finnegan, of Witch Hazel Preserves, at Taste Of Somerset.

The festival saw more than 60 stallholders sell food and drink, while visitors also enjoyed a display of classic cars and children’s entertainment throughout the day.

Babara Lewis , Willowcraft Cards. Babara Lewis , Willowcraft Cards.

Sam Lock with her Flavoured Spirits and Liqueurs. Sam Lock with her Flavoured Spirits and Liqueurs.

A charity quiz in aid of St Mary’s Church in Hutton and the Lymphoma Association, was hosted in the marquee after the festival and more than 125 people competed for the title of quiz champion.

Brian Butterfield with his 1:12 scale minatures. Brian Butterfield with his 1:12 scale minatures.

Jonathan Evans serving up some FairTrade products. Jonathan Evans serving up some FairTrade products.

Hutton is well known for being home to beautiful floral displays and some of the village’s talented gardeners showed off their finest work in the show marquee this weekend.

Hutton Horticultural Society’s annual show saw dozens enter classes to showcase their flowers and home-grown vegetables.

There was also a 1960s-themed night, a church service with songs of praise, and a proms concert held in the marquee at the weekend.

Carol Hitchens with her textile craft. Carol Hitchens with her textile craft.

Steve Cope, who is treasurer of the horticultural society and clerk to Hutton Parish Council, said the event could not have been put together without the hard work of volunteers.

Pete Nutt with his luxury scotch eggs 'with a difference'. Pete Nutt with his luxury scotch eggs 'with a difference'.

Weston Hospicecare raffle. Weston Hospicecare raffle.

He added: “The weather was wonderful for Taste Of Somerset, and around 2,000 people passed through the doors.

“The standard of exhibits at the horticultural show was once again fantastic.

Janice Webber from the Times Past Cheese Dairy. Janice Webber from the Times Past Cheese Dairy.

“This is the 12th year we have done this series of events now and all in all it was a great weekend.”

He said the weekend gets people in the village excited months before it happens, but added it also attracts people from

all around – with guests from as far afield as Canada attending this year.

Joan Birkenshaw, and friend Joan, with her paper creations Joan Birkenshaw, and friend Joan, with her paper creations

Sally Jeremiah - Poly Petal Crafts. Sally Jeremiah - Poly Petal Crafts.

John Chatburn with his models and history of the village. John Chatburn with his models and history of the village.

Melanie David and Janet Tancock raising money for Cancer Research. Melanie David and Janet Tancock raising money for Cancer Research.

Robert Hase with his 1932 Frazer Nash Colmore. Robert Hase with his 1932 Frazer Nash Colmore.

The Toot Sweets van with Sarah and Justin Pavey. The Toot Sweets van with Sarah and Justin Pavey.

Pete Collins, one of the West Country Woodcarvers demonstrating their skills. Pete Collins, one of the West Country Woodcarvers demonstrating their skills.

Mike Higgins with his prize winning Gladiolus. Mike Higgins with his prize winning Gladiolus.

Mike Higgins with his prize winning Gladiolus. Mike Higgins with his prize winning Gladiolus.

Cup winner Dave Rock with his amazing display of flowers and vegetables. Cup winner Dave Rock with his amazing display of flowers and vegetables.

Cup winner Alan Little. Cup winner Alan Little.

Jenny Graebe won a trophy in the handicraft classes for her crochet work. Jenny Graebe won a trophy in the handicraft classes for her crochet work.

Ben Rushton's model of a robot won him and first prize. Ben Rushton's model of a robot won him and first prize.

Inara Page with her prize winning lego model of a volcano. Inara Page with her prize winning lego model of a volcano.

Julie Bradley won a first prize with her flora art exhibit. Julie Bradley won a first prize with her flora art exhibit.

Young photographer of the Year Neo Bradley and his prize winning image. Young photographer of the Year Neo Bradley and his prize winning image.

Graham Mizen who won prizes with his prize winning blooms. Graham Mizen who won prizes with his prize winning blooms.

Alexander Harvey who won the trophy for most points in the year 3-6 childrens classes. Alexander Harvey who won the trophy for most points in the year 3-6 childrens classes.

Six-year-old Alexander with his prize winning recycled Minion model at last year's show. Picture: Mark Atherton Six-year-old Alexander with his prize winning recycled Minion model at last year's show. Picture: Mark Atherton

Scarlett Davidson with a collection of her prize-winning exhibits at the flower show. Scarlett Davidson with a collection of her prize-winning exhibits at the flower show.

Susan Elswood and her trophy winning flora art at the show. Susan Elswood and her trophy winning flora art at the show.

Bill Maggs with a few of his many prize-winning exhibits at Hutton Horticultural Society's show. Bill Maggs with a few of his many prize-winning exhibits at Hutton Horticultural Society's show.

Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field. Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field.

Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field. Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field.

Hutton Proms Night. Hutton Proms Night.

Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field. Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field.

Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field. Hutton Proms Night being held in the show marquee in St Mary's Field.

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