HUNDREDS of people queued out the door of Crosfield Hall on Sunday as Romsey welcomed its first ever vegan fair.

Organised by local family Amanda Watkins, her husband Martin and their daughter Ruby, they put together stalls, talks and free samples all about vegan food and the lifestyle it leads.

Amanda, 47, runs a vegan drinks company with the help of Martin and Ruby, and visitors say that there were around 700 people coming through the door.

Amanda said: “It was a fabulous day, we have planned the next event already!

“We were dressed as vegetables and it was a nice way to interact with folk.

“We are hoping to run at the same venue again, and theme it on vegan empowerment to coincide with Mother’s Day.

“The hope is to raise awareness regarding the dairy industry.

“It’s also a huge celebration of how amazing mum’s are, and it’s going to be a beautiful, positive event.”

The vegan diet is the practice of abstaining from using and eating any animal products, such as meat and milk.

The event followed the success of the first vegan fair to hit Southampton last year, with the Watkins family deciding to launch their fair after hearing about the city version.

Ruby said: “Absolutely we’ll want to come back for more, I’d say three or four a year at least if we can.”