DESPITE heavy wind and rain, the defiant residents of Little Marlow turned out to help celebrate the British summer in style at the village’s annual fete this bank holiday Monday.

Around 200 people with umbrellas and wellies arrived to enjoy the stalls, dog show, children’s races and a cup cake bake off competition, judged by expert Marlow baker Bernard Burger.

And jazz quartet Acoustic Jass provided the soundtrack for the enjoyable, if wet, annual village occasion.

Organiser Valerie Brownridge, chairman of the Little Marlow Village Amenities Committee, said: “In spite of the awful weather, we still had a reasonable turnout. It just shows how loyal our local residents are, not to mention extremely hardy!

“We were sadly not able to offer all the usual activities like Bouncy Castle, children’s rides and face painting but we did manage to run the Rotary Club’s mini-train, the fun dog show, the children’s race and the children’s cup cake competition.

“We were hoping that we would at least cover our costs but we were delighted to learn after we had counted all the takings that we actually made a small profit.”

The winners of the children’s cup cake competition, which included categories for best tasting and best decorated, were Rachel Dunleavy, Silas Wallis, Grace Wallis and Anouk van Dijk.

All the money raised goes to charities and other organisations in the area.