Country markets across England and Wales are marking 100 years this year with special events.

Along with others, Bridport Country Market will be celebrating this milestone.

Join the team at the WI Hall in North Street on Saturday, July 20 from 9am to 12 noon to enjoy celebratory cake, free tea and coffee and tasters of a wide variety of homemade cakes, savouries, preserves and chutneys.

On sale there will also be organic meat, free range eggs, crafts, garden produce and plants in the courtyard.

Country markets were established by the Women’s Institute, with the first market taking place in Lewes, east Sussex, to sell surplus produce in 1919. This was a collaborative effort between a number of WIs and is usually recognised as the first WI market. In 1995, the markets separated from the WI.

Country markets are held weekly in venues across cities, towns and villages.