Crowds poured into Bloom Park at Langley over the weekend to enjoy one of Slough's most admired 'hidden secret'.

It was time for the annual two day Slough Canal Festival. Proud owners began arriving from all over the country with their narrow boats on Friday evening ready for two days of being admired by visitors to the Langley section of the Grand Union Canal.

Lynsey Hellewell, events and commercial manager at Slough Borough Council, said: "The Grand Union Canal is one of Slough's hidden secrets, a hidden gem.

"There were boat trips laid on for visitors to the festival but of course the biggest attraction was the narrow boats themselves - brought from all over the country by proud owners who wanted to show them off."

There were plenty of other things to do once people had admired the 20 visiting boats.

Special guests had been invited to stage a variety of entertainments. Terena Plowright brought her geese and sheepdogs, enabling people to enjoy the spectacle of the dogs 'organising' the geese into performing surprise stunts that even included climbing ladders.

Emma Johnson was there with her team running arts and crafts sessions with children. They enjoyed badge making, colouring and painting, even using cereal boxes, glue and glitter to make robots.

There was a falconry display and free fishing for 120 children who grabbed the opportunity to learn how to do the sport under the watchful eye of the coaches.

The festival was sponsored by the Louis Baylis Charitable Trust and Stoke Wharf.