The mayor of High Wycombe got a soaking as visitors threw wet sponges at him at his “brilliant” family fun day at the weekend.

Cllr Brian Pearce hosted a jam-packed day of activities at West Wycombe Park on Sunday in aid of his chosen charities The South Bucks Hospice and the Wycombe Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme. 

The sun shone as visitors enjoyed face painting, arts and craft activities, a fun fair, inflatables, an array of classic cars and a vintage Routemaster bus, which was in service in High Wycombe until the late 1970s. 

The Chiltern Hills Brass Band, Vibez Steel Band and the Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir also put on a show as delighted music fans watched on. 

A host of Wycombe organisations also had stalls at the fun day, including the mayor’s charities, Wycombe Museum and the Royal British Legion, as well as a range of food and drink outlets such as The Works dessert parlour and Fisher Brewery. 

Cllr Pearce said the event was “absolutely brilliant”, adding: “’It was a wonderful, relaxing family day out. 

“Having spoken to a large number of the visitors, they all agreed that they had experienced a fantastic time and enquired when the next one will be.”