In pictures: East Brent celebrates at 160th harvest home

Dozens of Christmas puddings were made especially for the event.

Dozens of Christmas puddings were made especially for the event. - Credit: Archant

More than 450 people enjoyed a delicious lunch and entertainment at East Brent Harvest Home.

Men carrying the specially-made block of cheese into the harvest home marquee.

Men carrying the specially-made block of cheese into the harvest home marquee. - Credit: Archant

It was the parish’s 160th harvest home and there was a parade along Bridgwater Road into the marquee.

Men carried an 80-100lb block of cheese, which had been specially made by the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, and a 6ft loaf of bread created by Maisey’s Bakery in Highbridge.

Children carring new banners down to the marquee.

Children carring new banners down to the marquee. - Credit: Archant

Dozens of Christmas puddings were also served up by the event’s 60-strong army of volunteers.

Colin Loader, chair of the harvest home committee, said: “It was a beautiful sunny day. I think everybody enjoyed themselves – we had a wonderful lunch.”

East Brent Harvest Home, the ladies parading the christmas puddings down to the marquee.

East Brent Harvest Home, the ladies parading the christmas puddings down to the marquee. - Credit: Archant

After the luncheon there was entertainment, including a magician and sports games.

East Brent Harvest Home, the ladies parading the christmas puddings down to the marquee.

East Brent Harvest Home, the ladies parading the christmas puddings down to the marquee. - Credit: Archant

Guests also heard from Mary James, who has been farming since 1970 and is involved with the National Farmers Union, and Alan Lyons, head of shows for the Royal Bath and West Show.

East Brent Harvest Home, guest welcoming the puddings and the cheese.

East Brent Harvest Home, guest welcoming the puddings and the cheese. - Credit: Archant

East Brent Harvest Home, the ladies parading the christmas puddings down to the marquee.

East Brent Harvest Home, the ladies parading the christmas puddings down to the marquee. - Credit: Archant

East Brent Harvest Home, guest welcoming the puddings and the cheese.

East Brent Harvest Home, guest welcoming the puddings and the cheese. - Credit: Archant

East Brent Harvest Home, the traditional scrum for the first slice of cheese.

East Brent Harvest Home, the traditional scrum for the first slice of cheese. - Credit: Archant

East Brent Harvest Home, the traditional scrum for the first slice of cheese.

East Brent Harvest Home, the traditional scrum for the first slice of cheese. - Credit: Archant