East Brent’s historic harvest house will return this summer after a two-year hiatus

One of the UK’s oldest harvest houses is set to return in August after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The East Brent Harvest Home was first held in 1857 and other than the Great War, World War II and several hiatuses due to animal disease, atrocious weather and now a pandemic, very little has happened. prevented from taking place.

The traditional event will return on Friday August 26, 2022, organizers confirmed this week.

Tash Oliver, East Brent To harvest The Home Secretary said: ‘We all need not be reminded how difficult the last two years have been for all of us as each has faced challenges in their own way.

“Now it’s time to put all of that behind us and keep having fun. Therefore, we are proceeding to the 2022 East Brent Harvest Home in August.”

“Cold roast and corned beef, ham, bread and salads will be served with beer, cider and soft drinks. Following this, ladies from the parish and surrounding areas will be invited to the East Brent Village Hall for the traditional ‘Pudding Parade’.

“It requires scrolling through the traditional Christmas puddings – yes, in August! – from the village hall over a short distance by the A370 to the marquee. The named men of the parish will follow the ‘Parade of the Puddings’ with the Harvest Cheese (+80lb) and 6ft Harvest Bread. In turn, the parade will be led by children from the parish school carrying banners.

Tickets for £25 (£10 for children under 14) will go on sale in late May/early June. If you would like to help or buy tickets please contact [email protected] or call 07473030133. The marquee will open from 11.30am with entry by ticket only at £25. There will be worship at 12:15 p.m. followed by the traditional lunch at 12:30 p.m.