A town council in Dorset will be celebrating an anniversary with a day of free entertainment for the public.

Dorchester Town Council is hosting a day of activities to commemorate 50 years since it was formed.

The event will be held at Borough Gardens in Dorchester on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 4pm.

The free activities will include historical displays, duels, weapons and armour from the Company of Wyvern, as well as activities from the Dorchester Youth Council, Shire Hall and YW Blood Bikes.

There will also be face painting, Keep 106 broadcasting from the Bandstand, a bouncy castle and the chance to 'duel as an inflatable gladiator'.

Refreshments on the day will include Mad Mitch Whippy Ice Cream, Kiosk on the Green, Flippin’ Delicious Pancakes, Veggie Vortex Curries and Baked Goods.

Founded in 1974, the town council provides a range of community and recreational facilities, with the aim of promoting the county town’s interest with other bodies such as Dorset Council.