Carnival beats the weather to entertain thousands
FOOD PREPARED: Mike Duke gets scout Adam Kavanagh, 17, to put his bangers to the test.
PAINTED PERFECT: Zahra Ahmed with her new blue tiger look.
THOUSANDS of carnivalgoers were rewarded for braving the weather with a fun-filled day out on Saturday.
Organisers of Langley Carnival held strong and the families who arrived to enjoy the stalls, activities and live music were treated to suspension of the unrelenting rain of the last three weeks.
The traditional dog show was a barking success, while the cadets and scouts entertained the crowds with strict and well-timed drills.
The carnival is also a chance for community groups to showcase their work in the area and mums Maria Anderton and Faye Haverley were advertising their planned new brownie pack - 2nd Priory - by selling home-made cakes.
Mrs Haverley said: "The carnival is a great chance to get the word out there about the new group and to raise money to start it up. We already have 16 girls ready to join and plan to be up and running in September. Despite the weather we have had a good response today."
Graham Smith and his army of volunteers from the Langley Lunch Club were in good spirits while raising money through a tombola, bric-a-brac and home-made marmalade.
Mr Smith said: "We have done quite well. It is really important that we raise money for our social funds to give special days out to our clients. I am very surprised the weather hasn't put people off."
The Slough Sea Cadets were led by petty officer Paul Westletford in one corner of Langley Memorial Ground and were constructing a hammock when The Observer caught up with them.
Officer Westletford said: "We have got five cadets on hand today and it is all about getting more kids interested in what we are doing. Hopefully we will attract a few more recruits."