TAKE a step back in time as a hugely popular Victorian Street Fayre returns to a Weymouth community.

Sutton Poyntz will once again be the hosts of the biennial charity event on Sunday, July 3.

It was last held in 2018 - the 2020 fayre was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The family fun day will run from 11am-5pm and in an effort to keep the Victorian tradition alive, villagers and stallholders will be dressed in period costumee. There will be a variety of stalls, live music, children's entertainment, and a charity raffle raising money for Weldmar Hospicecare.

David Langridge, chairman of the Street Fayre committee, said: "The fayre has built a reputation for the family entertainment on offer and people come from far and wide, but it is always about our village having a fun community day and rather successfully managing to give a lot of money to local and national projects and charities."

He added: “We’re very excited as not being able to run the event last time was very frustrating, but understandably, we’ve got a good community who all get involved.”

Two live music stages will be on offer during the day with acoustic sets available in the Wessex Water area of the festival and more traditional sets can be seen at the Springhead village pub.

Acts include Grand Reunion Band, Mark Penfold’s All Stars, Neil Coad, Weymouth Ukuleleans, Omega Project, Skint Imperials and many more.

Surrounding the village duck pond there will be village stalls selling a variety of items from collectibles to bric-a-brac, as well as discussions available with the Wessex Water Works Museum staff.

Refreshments will also be available from cream teas to Pimm's and strawberries as well as a barbecue.

A separate children’s area will be host to an array of children's activities including craft workshops, circus skills workshops, football skills including ‘beat the goalie’ and toy stalls.

The Sutton Poyntz Street Fayre which had been held regularly up until the First World War, was revived in 1994 and since then has given away almost £150,000 to charities including Julia’s House, the Horse Course, Water Aid and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Admission is £4 per adult while children under 14 are free. There is free parking at the event.