HUNDREDS of revellers were transported back in time at the return of a popular village fete.

Around 800 people attended Layer Marney Village Fete in amongst the grounds of the historic Tudor gatehouse Layer Marney Tower on Bank Holiday Monday.

Featuring a dog show, traditional games, craft stalls, morris dancers and tractor rides, the event takes place every year in aid of the village’s church and the parish purse.

Popular re-enactment group the Companye of Merrie Folke were in attendance and members gave residents an up close and personal insight into life at the hall during Tudor times.

Members were camped across the grounds of the tower and there were even archery demonstrations.

Nicholas Charrington, owner of Layer Marney Towers, said: “I thought it was one of our best ever village fetes.

“We have had some good feedback from the public. The weather was one our side which really helps.

“It is a bit different and very traditional.

“What is most popular about the day is there is something to do for all ages.

“The re-enactors said they would love to come again and we will bring the event back next year.

“I would like to think we raised nearly £4,000 which isn’t bad considering we’re a village of around 200 people.”