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In pictures: Annual duck race and Midsummer Fayre in Windsor

In pictures: Annual duck race and Midsummer Fayre in Windsor

Simon Meechan

In pictures: Annual duck race and Midsummer Fayre in Windsor

A charity rubber duck race saw hundreds gather on the banks of the Thames for the highlight of the Midsummer Fayre.

On Saturday more than 50 charity stalls set up in Alexandra Gardens for the annual event.

Windsor and Eton town manager Paul Roach said: "We couldn't have asked for better weather. We've been very fortunate with the duck race for the last six or seven years, we've never had bad weather. It's just something about the duck race!"

The 1,200 ducks on sale to individuals sold out, each costing £2 with the proceeds going to charities.

Businesses put their hands in their pockets too, with the 118 £25 ducks all sold.

The top prize in the individual race was £500, which was won by Terry Kinsley from Sunbury-on-Thames.

A £100 Fenwick voucher, donated by the department store, was won by Alfie Webb from Slough.

The business winners, Waitrose in King Edward Court, won a 12-person Thames boat trip and picnic hamper donated by Kris Cruisers.

Paul added: "The duck race has been part of the Summer Fayre for eight years now, it really has been the one thing that people look forward to."

He thanked the Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton for co-ordinating the race, which also helped raise money to improve the Christmas lights in the towns.

 

 

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