In pictures: Royal Windsor Midsummer Fayre 2014

In pictures: Royal Windsor Midsummer Fayre 2014

Lucy Elder

In pictures: Royal Windsor Midsummer Fayre 2014

Community spirit shone through despite the rain at the Royal Windsor Midsummer Fayre.

More than 50 charities and stalls were set up in Alexandra Gardens in Goswell Road.

Pantomime favourite Kevin Cruise started the popular duck race, which involved about 1,400 yellow rubber ducks.

The race raises money for Windsor and Eton Christmas lights and funds from the fair go to various charities.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton, the event usually raises about £10,000 for the club and £300 for each of the stalls.

However David Shaw, a member and former president of the club, said he thought takings would be down this year because of the weather.

"Considering the weather, it has actually been very good," said Mr Shaw, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list this month.

"We have got incredible community spirit in Windsor. Everybody just mucks in and everybody raises and much as they can. It is fantastic to see."

The junior rotary club also attended and there was a Zumba display and a performance from Windsor Upper Schools' band.

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