OVER one thousand visitors descended on our tiny village of Stoke Lacy to celebrate the 110 year history of Morgan cars.

The village galvanised for the day with almost 100 volunteers working this classic car show and vintage fete.

Morgan owners from across the region learned about the rich Morgan heritage embedded in the beautiful, newly-renovated church of St Peter and St Paul.

Local artists' exhibited their work which again had a distinctly Morgan flavour.

The vintage fete, opened by Morgan managing director Steve Morris, offered a distinctly 1910 feel with everything from a coconut shy to welly wanging, and even a murder mystery.

Music was heard across the churchyard all afternoon with an upbeat set from the Worcester Ukulele band and into the evening with the boogie-woogie sounds from Almeley's excellent Springfield Band.

The event was possible due to the generous Heritage Lottery Fund grant given to re-roof the golden spire.

Maurice Clothier who has individually hand-made thousands of oak shingles for the spire was on hand to give wood-turning demonstrations.

A really happy day celebrating the completion of a mammoth village project and as an added bonus funds raised for the following charitable organisations on July 6 were as follows: Parkinsons's Disease Society: £106, Help for Heroes: £217.50, Stoke Lacy Village Hall: £400, Stoke Lacy Church Restoration and Heritage Project: £5,500.

A grand total well in excess of £6,000.