Lord love-a-duck. It is that time of the year again - as Maidenhead gears up for the annual Duck Derby and family fun day at Boulters Lock.

The event on Sunday, May 20 opens at 1pm with attractions including a coconut shy, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy, Cookie the clown, face painting and rides round Ray Mill Island on the train owned by Maidenhead Lions who are organising the event.

But the part everyone is waiting for comes at 4.30pm when the Royal Borough's mayor Cllr John Lenton starts the Duck Derby and more than 3,000 yellow plastic ducks will be launched into the Thames. Prizes of £250, £100 and £50 will be won by three lucky holders of the winning numbers.

Maidenhead Sea Cadets will collect the ducks to be put away until May 2019.

This event has taken place for over 25 years and has become a regular attraction in the town’s calendar. All the money raised will be going to local good causes.

The Devine Buskers will be entertaining the crowds throughout the afternoon. This very popular group plays at many local events in aid of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.