The weather was cruel to the annual scouts' and guides' May fair at Old Windsor on Saturday - but villagers rallied round and turned it into a triumph.

Brown Owl Michelle Rankin said: "It was nice Friday, Sunday - even Saturday morning.

"But at 1.10pm Saturday afternoon as the fair started the rain started too and did not stop all afternoon.

"Despite the miserable weather the people of Old Windsor still came out in force and supported us."

The fair was held at the guide headquarters in Straight Road.

It raises money to keep the village's scout and guide huts in good shape, while funding equipment, activities and day trips.

There was plenty to enjoy at the fair including a bouncy castle and harness trampolining for younger visitors.

Then came the excitement of picking the two 'sprites' and two 'princesses' who will grace this year's Old Windsor Carnival.

Specially invited guests from outside the village had to make the difficult choice from 28 hopeful girls and four boys all aged between seven and 11.

Mrs Rankin joked: "They all came from outside the village so they would be impartial - one was a committee member's brother's wife."

There to watch was 14-year-old Imogen Cobbold who had already been picked as the carnival ambassador (formerly known as the carnival queen).

She is well known in the village having won the carnival Old Windsor's Got Talent contest in 2016 with an amazing gymnastic display.

The sprites and princesses were eventually named as Harvey Keegan, Thomas Cobbold, Tilly Wright and Heidi Green.