Crowds flocked to an annual show which rolled in to town.

The Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show took place at the weekend, attracting thousands of visitors keen to catch a glimpse of old-fashioned steam engines and classic cars.

There was something for everyone at the two-day event, held at Moor Farm, Knights in the Bottom, in Chickerell.

Dorset Axemen impressed the crowds with their axe-wielding displays, as did a chainsaw carver.

With the event doubling in size, the show included, for the first time, a dedicated children’s entertainment area with free face painting, small rides and a Punch and Judy show.

A craft and food hall marquee was bustling with guests hoping to get a taste of some locally sourced produce. Live music was performed throughout the day as visitors soaked up the sun and friendly atmosphere.

Joint organiser Samantha Spracklen said: “In one word, it’s been fabulous. I am overwhelmed by the turnout and the number of people who have come out to support us, particularly from the town of Chickerell; I can’t thank them enough.”

The Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show has been delighting families for 19 years in various guises, but Moor Farm has been the show’s home for the past five.

“There’s a good mixture of vehicles and steam engines, which is the big draw for many people, but there is something for everyone,” said Samantha.

“There’s a lot for the kids and it’s a great family day out; we pride ourselves on being a family-orientated show and we welcome anyone.

“The weather has been building up and was fantastic on the day. Thank you to all of the visitors and the volunteers – without them we could not do this – and to the scouts who also helped out.

“It’s been hard work but it’s been fun, and looking around and seeing people enjoying themselves has made it all worth it. It has been beyond our wildest dreams.”

Samantha thanked the landowners for their help and support.

“We’ll definitely be back next year,” she said.