KILVE villagers are hoping for a record turnout at their annual antiques and collectors fair on Bank Holiday Monday.

Preparations are under way for the fair, held to raise money for the upkeep of the village's 13th century church.

Last year's event raised a record £2,890.

The roof of the ancient church underwent a complete overhaul last year, along with the renovation and rendering of the nave, chancel and porch walls.

The interior of the church has also been given a facelift.

English Heritage contributed a £101,000 grant for the project, which also included the stabilisation of walls to the nave and porch, and repairs to medieval carpentry.

Work cost a total of nearly £136,000.

With some money already in the bank, parishioners faced a £15,000 deficit to raise by fundraising and donations.

Robbie Rutt, churchwarden, said: "It has been an ambitious programme for such a small community.

"Money raised this year will go towards the continuing upkeep of the church fabric."

The fair takes place at Kilve Court between 10am-4pm. Organisers say ample parking will be available.