The finest food and drink connoisseurs were in Whitchurch over the weekend for the latest annual Food and Drink Festival.

Thousands of people poured into the town across Saturday and Sunday for a variety of events for the festival, which was officially opened by North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson and recently-elected town mayor, Councillor Bev Duffy.

Whitchurch's very own Stuart Collins, from Docket No.33 led the way for professional chef demonstrations across both days in the market hall and theatre in the town's Civic Centre.

He was joined by James Sherwin from Wild Shropshire, Robert Gibson, Rob Swift, Kevin Lynn and Chris Burt all demonstrating in Hibberts Cookery Kitchen.

Lavender and Lace's tea rooms, in the High Street, won an award for the Best Dressed window and was presented with their prize.

Singer Josh Whittle was on hand to entertain the crowds with a string of hits as visitors enjoyed the good weather at the back of the Civic Centre.

There were plenty of Whitchurch and surrounding areas-based stalls, including the popular Powells Pies.