Mylor Bridge Horticultural and Craft Show took place on Saturday for the first time in more than 60 years.

Organiser and chairman Robert Menary said: "We wanted to try and recreate a traditional village show where the community could come together in a spirit of friendly competition, showing the wide range of talent from both young and old and, most importantly, to have fun."

Villagers flooded in to the Ord Statter Pavilion to view 19 Victoria sandwich sponges and 17 lemon drizzle cakes, amongst the 106 classes in the programme.

"We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic support for this new event, with 720 entries," said show secretary Wendy Fowler.

Mylor resident and local MP Sarah Newton officially opened the show and also contributed a number of entries.

In additional to entries from cakes to crafts, photos and art to quilting and sculpture, there was cookery, beer making, floral art, bee keeping demonstrations, story telling and a gardener's question time.

It took place in the village hall, and two marquees which saw service in the Malaysia campaign and were used in numerous conflict zones in subsequent years.

Robert added: "We are very grateful to all our sponsors and supporters who helped make this event happen and all the helpers who gave their time so willingly, it shows how community spirit can make things happen."