A popular steam fair due to be held this summer is the latest event to be cancelled due to coronavirus.

The Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show was due to be held on the weekend on July 4-5.

A statement from the organisers said: "Following the government’s announcement regarding large scale events plus the ongoing advice, the directors and committee of Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show have made the tough decision to cancel this year’s show.

"This continually evolving situation is beyond our control and this decision has certainly not been made lightly, as we know many of you will appreciate and understand.

"As a group we would have liked to continue to plan for this year but with the uncertainty of Covid-19 in the coming months, cancelling the show for 2020 seems the best option. We strongly believe that the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, traders and volunteers must always be our top priority, as well as ensuring the future economic sustainability of our show.

"We would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support, and we look forward to coming back in 2021, better than ever. Stay safe and healthy."

In terms of refunds, the organisers said any trader, crafter, caterer or advertiser who has already paid should email their section leader via the contact page on the website. Send your name/trading name and BACs details and a full refund will be made in due course.

"We would very much appreciate your patience and understanding at this time as we try to deal with all refunds as quickly and efficiently as possible," they said.