A parade of local ex-serviceman and war veterans marched through the streets of Windsor in 1995, to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

The march, which was led by the regional band of the Scots Guard and brought up at the rear by four Scimitar tanks, began at Victoria Barracks and progressed up the high Street to Castle Hill.

Thousands of spectators got into the VE Day spirit, waving Union Jacks and applauding spontaneously as the parade marched by.

More than 100 residents of Britwell enjoyed an emotional VE Day “knees-up” at the local community centre, with an evening of war-time nostalgia.

About half of the 120 guests dressed up in forties-style dress, most of them in service uniforms and the centre was decorated with bunting, newspapers and posters.

The Terminal Five public inquiry began 23 years-ago and it was set to become one of the longest-running planning sagas in British history.

Campaigners in favour and against Heathrow’s proposed multi-million-pound terminal gathered at a local hotel amid angry scenes as BAA chiefs arrived, with cheers from supporters and shouts of ‘scum’ from anti-T5 protesters.

The inquiry was set to cost £10 million (it eventually cost £80 million) and would cover 11 major topics, including noise, air quality, public safety and development pressures.

Six Andalusian horses performed for the very first time at the Windsor Horse Show in 1995 and their riders from El Caballo De Espagna, had previously only performed in the UK at the Horse of the Year Show.

In a series of stunts, based on the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, they performed a special act entitled: “The Airs Above the Ground.”

Adding to the fun on the day was a fancy-dress competition for the Riding for the Disabled in the Eton Ring, among the colourful contestants were the Warfield Group, whose theme was surgical spirits, dressed in surgeon’s scrubs and patients in bandages.

Three members of the Shotokan Karate Club, in Slough, swept the board at the GB championships in 1995 and Richard Bertie, Mandeep Bopari and Michael Bradfield instantly became some of the county’s youngest black belts.

Eton High Street was transformed into a carnival town as green-minded cyclists supported Friends of the Earth’s ‘Bike to the Future’.

More than 3,000 riders headed for the finishing line after tackling the 30-mile route to raise money for the environmental charity.

EastEnders TV celebrity Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins) and PC Stamp from The Bill (Graham Cole) joined the crowds as Friends of the Earth director, Charles Secrett, told the Observer: “Bike to the Future has brought people together from all walks of life in a massive demonstration of pedal power.”