Organisers were 'thrilled' with a 'well-attended festival' as it returned to a village for the first time since the pandemic.

Residents and visitors of Haydon Bridge were able to celebrate the return of the Haydon Bridge Festival on Saturday.

The festival has been put on hold since the pandemic and many were eager to have the popular event back.

"The event was the first one since COVID and sadly we have missed two years because of it," said organisers.

"It appeared to be well attended and we are very happy with the support.

"The weather was thankfully dry and the wind died down allowing everyone to enjoy the local music, food, and ale.

"We’ll know how successful it was once we’ve totalled everything up and can release how much we raised for the charities.

"What we do know is that we sold more prepaid tickets than in past years and there was a huge amount paid on the door.

"We would just like to say that without the sponsors, volunteers, and the help and support of many behind-the-scenes helpers who donate time and services as well as the people who attend the festival would not be possible."