SHOPPERS travelled from far and wide to visit the latest Thornbury food and gift fair and buy a range of local produce.

Some people drove from Devon, Dorset and Gloucester for the event, which is staged four times a year in Castle Street.

The road was closed to traffic for the duration of the fair, allowing visitors to wander freely among the 55 stalls that had been set up along the road.

They were treated to the taste and aroma of products ranging from cheese and cakes to pies and paella.

Penny Skinner, one of the organisers from Thornbury Chamber of Commerce, said: "It was another very successful fair. The street was absolutely heaving with people.

"The stallholders tell us that the people who go along are very interested in their produce and the level of sales are good.

"Members of Thornbury Rotary Club act as stewards - we couldn't run the event without them - and they tell us where many of the visitors come from."

The chamber used the event to distribute gift vouchers, which can be used in the town's small businesses, and a charity tombola was run in aid of the Grateful Society , which helps older people in need.

The team from Thornbury In Bloom also ran a stall , selling plants and locally made honey.