The sun shone over West Wycombe as the ever-popular Carters Steam Fair made its highly-anticipated return at the weekend.

As the last weekend of summer got underway, the Maidenhead-based travelling vintage fair descended upon the pedestal field for another year of fun.

As well as the usual fairground rides to enjoy, this year’s fair saw the first ever traditional signwriting festival take place.

The fairground is entirely hand-painted, from the rides, living wagons and fleet of lorries, down to the smallest of components - and visitors young and old to the fair got to have a go at learning the art of signwriting.

These traditional skills have been under pressure over the last few decades with the increase in the use of plastic and vinyl.

There were a range of free activities to enjoy, including creative lettering sessions and treasure trails, as well as live demonstrations as signwriters from across the world descended on the fair to share their skills.

There was also an opportunity for visitors to get their hands on one of their own pieces of original art with a special auction.

The fairground rides have all been restored - and some of them date back to 1895.