REINDEERS were on the lose in a village near Devizes when a festive run was held in memory of priest The Rev Beth Brown.

She died earlier this year after being severely injured in a car crash but her love of the Christmas season lived on in Bishops Cannings on Saturday.

People of all ages took part in the Reindeer Dash with many wearing antlers. Schoolboy Ollie Gale won the Carriad Cup named for Ms Brown's Westie dog who she used to like to take part accompanied by a youngster.

This year Ollie was the first young runner across the line while James Cooper completed the course in the fastest time of 4mins 59 secs.

The run was part of the village Christmas Fayre and the church was full of stalls selling a wide range of gifts and decorations.

Village groups had also decorated wooden trees and the Rev Beth Brown Memorial Trophy for the best design went to the pre-school for its little donkey tree.

Caroline Martin from the organising committee said: "The whole event went very well and had a lovely community feel. Beth loved the Christmas Fayre and so it was nice to be able to remember her on the day.

"Beth was a very valued member of our community Christmas Fayre committee and is very much missed indeed. She was so enthusiastic about the event and was instrumental in making it a much loved family event in the parish."