REVELLERS in a north Wiltshire village celebrated in vintage style last weekend as they turned out to mark the village hall’s golden jubilee.

Residents in Minety threw a classic English tea party with sandwiches, cakes and scones as old and young came together to honour a building that has been at the heart of the village for 50 years.

More than 100 teas and 40 rounds of sandwiches were served to partyers young and old while guests of honour at the event were Gordon and Joan Miles.

Gordon’s grandfather donated the land for the first village hall in the 1920s in memory of his first wife, Havilah, who died young.

Gloria Sim, chairwoman of the village hall committee, said: “It was absolutely brilliant, we had a full hall with more than 100 people for an old fashioned slap up tea.

“We had young babies and people right up to nearly 100 years old.

“I think it shows that there is a sense of community in the village, it shows that people appreciate the fact that the hall is maintained by a small group.

“Our aim is to keep the hall in use and keep it viable for young people and the many diverse groups.

“I’d like to say a huge thanks and say how absolutely wonderful that the hall is used as much as it is.”