HUNDREDS were given a glimpse into the past of Easton Royal as the local heritage group successfully hosted an exhibition showcasing the village's history.

Dozens of displays of archive materials such as maps, photographs, articles and documents were put up in the village hall over the weekend, courtesy of the Easton Royal Heritage Group, who were celebrating their 10th anniversary.

This was partly made possible to the contributions of villagers who provided extra snippets for the display which had items, objects and papers from the 20th century, right back to Medieval times.

"We were so happy with how it all went. It was a very impressive display and to have more than 200 people come along made all the hard work and preparation worthwhile," said the heritage group's chairman, Liz Johnson.

"It was lovely to have people from outside our little village too which can help to put our little home on the map. Some of the old photos are just amazing and to those people who contributed to the display, we are incredibly grateful.

"Someone actually brought an old trumpet that somebody dug up and was around 100 years old or so. It was a lovely way to mark the ten years we have been in existence and it really gave a fascinating insight into the history of this special village.

"We would love to do more of this stuff in the future and if people can help add to this collection that would be wonderful. It was a weekend to remember for sure."