Hundreds attend East Brent’s 165th harvest house after a two-year hiatus

Hundreds of people headed to East Brent on Friday August 26 when one of the UK’s oldest harvest houses made a successful return 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, WWII and several hiatuses including the pandemic, very little stopped it from taking place.

As pictured here, the event included the ‘Pudding Parade’ with the 80lb Harvest Cheese and 6ft Harvest Bread as well as the traditional Christmas Pudding Parade – yes, in August! – and a traditional harvest meal and entertainment under the marquee.

One of the organizers, Secretary Tash Oliver, told “It’s been a fantastic day. It was great to meet everyone. »

She added: “A big thank you to guest speaker Martin Thatcher for his speeches and cider donations, and to Billy Driscoll for the evening entertainment, Pynes of Somerset for cooking an amazing pork roast and to everyone who made the day a success. – and of course to the public to be apart of the day, we can’t do it without them!

“Also, a big shout out to all the committee members, waiters, bar staff and helpers for making a perfect day.”

The charity auction included a cricket sweater which had been worn by manager Ben Stokes.

Pictured: The Harvest Home underway in East Brent (photos provided)