CORSHAM’S Summer Fete returned for the first time in four years bigger and better than ever, according to the organisers.

Sharon Thomas, of Corsham Town Council, said she was “delighted” with the estimated 3,000 attendance at the fete last Saturday (July 9).

“It was fantastic. It was the best one ever and the weather certainly helped. It was glorious on the day.”

She estimated that around 3,000 people attended the fete over the four hours from 12-4pm at Springfield Recreation Ground.

Ms Thomas added: “It’s the first time that we’ve been able to hold it in four years and we were very happy to see it back.

“Everybody had a good time and quite a few of the stalls were fundraising for their particular group or organisation.”

This year’s summer fete had a Jubilee theme, to tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee national celebrations.

Visitors were able to browse the community stalls, go on fairground rides, try their hand at laser clay pigeon shooting, watch a bubbleologist perform tricks, listen to live music, enjoy a pint or two in the beer tent, eat pizza, and look at the arts and crafts on display.

The local branch of Guide Dogs ran a Fun Dog Show with prizes for the Cutest Royal Puppy and Best Regal Rescue.

The crowd were also wowed by a flypast at 1.55pm by a Hawker Hurricane aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Town Council chairman Cllr Steve Abbott said: “The Town Council is very grateful to everyone, including our stallholders, performers, MOD Corsham, Springfield Campus and The Corsham School, for their help and support with one of our biggest events of the year.”

The summer fete is held every other year, so the next one will be in July 2024.