HUNDREDS of people flocked to Dorset over the weekend for one of the highlights of the county’s events calendar.

The Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show returned for its annual celebration on Moor Farm in Knights in the Bottom.

Classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on display and there was plenty of live music and activities to keep the crowds entertained over the two days of festivities.

Samantha Spracklen, one of the organisers of the event, said: "We had a fantastic weekend, the weather was with us and we had more visitors than ever before.

"We actually had to turn traders and exhibitors away this year because it is becoming so popular.

"It's a great family event because we have something for everyone. The live music is almost becoming like a mini festival and the food hall was packed to the brim with local produce and suppliers.

"When we see, after all the hard work, everyone having a good time and enjoying themselves it makes it all worth it.

"Huge thanks to all our sponsors, traders, exhibitors and the huge army of volunteers who worked so brilliantly together to bring you such a successful show and of course thanks to everyone who came to the show once again this year.”

One local celebrity who enjoyed the show was ‘Britain’s Oldest Footballer’, Dickie Borthwick.

Dickie, 83 and from Weymouth, performed with his band, ‘The Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra’.

He said: “I was in a band years ago and thought it would be good to do it again.

“We are quite an unusual band and we are not that polished but the crowd seem to enjoy us.”

As well as the music, visitors were treated to a variety of live displays including a blacksmith forgery, children’s yoga and birds of prey.

The highlight of the show was the huge selection of classic and military vehicles and steam engines, the most the show has ever had.