A REDESDALE village fete saw the whole community come together on a brilliantly sunny bank holiday.

Hundreds of people attended Elsdon Fete on bank holiday Monday, enjoying a variety of activities, food, and entertainment.

As well as the usual stalls and games, villagers were treated to a performance from the Hexham Morris Men, while children enjoyed balloon modelling and a Punch and Judy show.

A ‘war games’ battle recreation using accurate models was due to take place in St Cuthbert’s Church, but so many people were interested organisers spent the whole day answering questions.

The fete was organised by Elsdon Projects In the Community - known as EPIC. The group’s joint chairman, Margaret Tait, was delighted with the community spirit shown.

She said: “We had a wonderful day. The weather was incredible.

“I think it’s the best weather we’ve ever had.

“Hundreds of people were there.

“It brings in visitors and it brings in the local community from the Rede Valley and up the Coquet Valley.

“It was excellent, what an example of community spirit in Elsdon.

“The fete is organised and run by local volunteers, and I would like to express my thanks to them.”

Any money raised by the event will be given to local causes.