Twyford Summer Fair & Donkey Derby

5th June 2005. Today was the 11th annual Summer Fair & Donkey Derby hosted by the 1st Twyford Scout Group.

The Hants and Berks Ferret Club were hosting ferret races and holding petting sessions.

[Donkey riding]
Donkey races!

[Donkey racing]
Donkey is determined to win, whether he has a rider or not.

Maidenhead Concert Band provide the music.

A breeze doesn't hinder the BBQ.

[Sofa on wheels]
A surprise appearance from the fastest sofa on wheels. It's fully street-legal, has an MoT and vehicle licence and holds the Guinness World Record for "Fastest Furniture" having traveled at 87mph. It seats three, the speedometer is in the clock and its front indicators are hidden inside the two plant pots on the "dashboard".

The donkeys were from The Hunt Donkey Racing Teams, Guildford.


[Sleepy donkey]
Sleepy after all that racing.

The Piper Super Cub light aircraft from the White Waltham airfield flying by at 800ft to prepare for the "famed Crisp Drop", a popular institution at the Twyford Donkey Derby.

[Dropping crisps]
Dropping bags of crisps.

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