CROWDS flocked to Horndon- on-the-Hill for the village’s annual weekend-long Feast and Fayre.

This year, the theme was Arthurian Legends and the event included a Dark Ages living history encampment run by Essex historical enactment group Saebert’s Folc, a flower festival in the church, music, street entertainment and the annual tug-of-war between the village’s two pubs, the Bell and the Swan.

The fayre also played host to numerous craft, charity and information stalls.

It dates back to the 13th century, when the village was granted a royal charter to hold a feast and celebration on the last weekend of June.

On Sunday, Blair McWhirter was the first man to cross the line in the Horndon 10k. Anne Jenkinson was the first woman in the race, organised by Thurrock Gateway Rotary Club.

*More pictures in this week's Thurrock Gazette

Thurrock Gazette: Saebert Folc

Saebert's Folc at the hugely successful and popular Fayre