Olympic mascots prove a hit around towns
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Brothers Nathan, eight, and Aaron Fernandez, 11, at Salt Hill Park.
ICE COOL: James, nine, and Sophia Forrester, ten, share an ice cream with Mandeville, in Maidenhead High Street.
FAMILIAR faces have begun popping up around Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead and youngsters have been dropping by to say hello.
The London 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville are in place on Windsor Bridge, in Eton, Kidwells Park, in Maidenhead and at Salt Hill Park, in Bath Road, and behind the library, in High Street, Slough.
Mandeville, found in Kidwells Park, off Cookham Road, was damaged on Wednesday, last week, but has since been repaired and the park has been with visitors since a big screen was installed to show all the action live.
Anne Dackombe, spokeswoman for the Royal Borough, said: "The mascots, Wenlock the Olympic mascot and Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot, have proved really popular, particularly with young people.
"Unfortunately, one of the mascots in Maidenhead - Mandeville at the community live site at Kidwells Park - suffered a slight arm injury last Wednesday, but in the true spirit of the Games has vowed to carry on."
The mascots will remain in place until the end of the Paralympic Games, on Sunday, September 9.
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For more pictures see Friday's Observer.