A SMALL corner of Bishops Lydeard went back in time by 100 years at a 'thank you day' to pay respects to villagers killed in the First World War.

A service of remembrance was held at the start of the event at Dunkirk Memorial Home, where dignitaries included the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Brig David Godsall, Commanding Officer of 40 Commando Lieut Col Paul Maynard and Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow.

Activities throughout the day included a dog display team, music from the Military Wives, Wellington Silver Band, the Coming Home Choir and the combined bans of the Devon and Somerset and West Midlands fire and rescue services.

There were also old fashioned country games, Punch and Judy, vintage vehicles and war re-enactments such as an assault course.

Around 1,500 people attended and had the chance to write messages to loved ones killed in the conflict.

Brig Godsall planted a hornbeam tree and the day concluded with a Dakota flypast.