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Burtle Harvest Home now has its own dedicated web site, www.burtleharvesthome.co.uk
Burtle’s Harvest Home had sadly stopped many years ago, but as a one off it was decided to resurrect the event to as part of the millennium celebrations. A committee was formed and the event took place on the first weekend of August. It was a whole day event with the proceedings starting at midday and finishing around 1.00am. It was a very enjoyable day and the committee agreed to put on further functions and now the Burtle Harvest Home is held every 4 years in line with the Olympics. The London Oylmpics were held at the same time as the Burtle Harvest Home, we still wonder how the Olympics had so much attention, did the world not know. The Harvest Home whilst keeping many of the traditional features was designed to be more fitting for today’s world . The event was held over a weekend recognising that many of the villagers wouldn’t be able to take time off work. Traditionally cider and beer along with juice was served at the table but a decision was made to serve wine as well . The event was always designed to be an event for the village and tickets were sold to the villagers first and only when everyone had what they wanted were they put on general sale. These features and values are still held to this day and the blend of the traditional Harvest Home and the new values which supplement it make the Burtle Harvest Home a very special event.