The sun might not have always been shining like a diamond but that was not going to stop people in Seend celebrating the 60th anniversary of the village fete.

Despite blustery and sometimes wet conditions villagers turned out in force to join in the many and varied events on The Lye Field.

In the nearby community hall others were admiring the vast numbers of flowers, fruit, vegetables and crafts on display as part of the Seend Flower Show.

One of the big draws at the fete was Chloe Iles, 25, from Goatacre, near Calne who had brought along three alpacas, young pygmy goats and a variety of small animals for children to pet.

She said: "I take the animals out to a lot of shows and fetes but also into places like nursing homes and to work with special needs children. They are loved by people of all ages."

The fete also had a large classic car section which included a number of VW camper vans brought along by members of the Wiltshire V Dub Club.

Among them was Ian Coombe from Swindon who not only had a Christmas themed van but also a mini VW in the same style that he created for his grandson, Matthew, four.

Mr Coombe said: "People are drawn to the van because of its Christmas decoration. We run a Christmas cracker business so we use it for promotional work."

There were also train rides, a tug-of-war contest, music from Great Big Feet and a performance by Chippenham Dance Academy.

Over in the community hall flower show secretary Carole Vince was delighted with the number of entries. She said: "We have 660 different entries which is well up on last year when the hot weather made it very difficult for growers but this year hasn't been easy as the weather has been very changeable.

"But the standard of entries in all the different classes has been excellent."

A painting of apples by Rosemary Knott won not just its art class but was also named the best exhibit in the show.

Dee Porter was also praised by the judges for her wonderful cross-stitch entry which incorporated a number of different pictures including animals and flowers.

At the start of the fete the village's new play park was declared open.