Somerset Town celebrates its people during special event

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 June 2017

1st Axbridge Guides selling snacks and drinks.

1st Axbridge Guides selling snacks and drinks.

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A Somerset town celebrated its produce and its people with a day dedicated just to them.

Chorizo BBQ from the Somerset Charcuterie.Chorizo BBQ from the Somerset Charcuterie.

Hundreds of people basked in the sun last weekend to celebrate Axbridge Day.

Pims and Gin from the Gin Jar.Pims and Gin from the Gin Jar.

Almost 500 people flocked to the event – which was organised by the town’s sports and social club.

Holly and Rob Gray.Holly and Rob Gray.

Pauline Ham, the chairman of the club and the town’s mayor, said the event was ‘fabulous’.

Axbridge Day!Axbridge Day!

She added: “The people who ran the stalls and the band were all Axbridge people and it was really good fun.”

James, Eloise and Annabel trying some of Lee Hucker's Hullabaloos' fruit drinks.James, Eloise and Annabel trying some of Lee Hucker's Hullabaloos' fruit drinks.

The town square was closed to traffic and picnic tables took over, giving people plenty of room to enjoy a drink and some delicious street food prepared by local venders.

Axbridge Day!Axbridge Day!

This is the first year the event has been held and Ms Ham said it will return next year in some capacity.

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