A TOWN hall tea was held in Wotton under Edge to celebrate Canada Day.

As well as marking the national day of Canada on Sunday, July 1, they also honoured a special visitor from the country.

Nik Walshe grew up in Wotton under Edge and attended Blue Coat and Katharine Lady Berkeley's School, and then went to university in Bradford.

He emigrated to Canada in 2000 and has returned to Wotton this month for a visit with his wife Deborah and daughter Eloise.

Canada Day is celebrated in a big way all across the country.

The Heritage Centre hosted the tea, with visitors turning up for home made cakes, meringues and cream teas.

The hall was decorated with bunting and Canadian flags, and there was a raffle too.

Several Canadian visitors were welcomed, with the event raising over £200.

A Spokeswoman for the event said: "Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers on the day and the support from visitors."