IT was a pig of a day at Ludlow Food Centre.

This did not just apply to the weather on Saturday when the centre celebrated a rare breed of pig.

The Gloucester Old Spot, a rare breed reared on the Plymouth Estate where the Food Centre stands, formed an important part of the day.

Pigs are foragers that do not appear to mind grubbing around in the rain and mud which was a good thing on probably the wettest day of the summer so far.

The festival raised money for the Hope House Hospice and one of the visitors now lives in Singapore which is a part of the world where monsoons are not unknown so that may have made them feel more at home.

A demonstration of sausage making ensured that no wool was pulled over any eyes when it comes to the ultimate fate of these fine animals.