A carnival atmosphere and temperature nudging towards 27C (80F) brought thousands to Romsey on Saturday for the annual free music festival, the Beggars Fair.

Chair of the organisers, Delsia Bartlett said: “It was an excellent turnout with a nice mixture of entertainment for everyone and everywhere was busy. It was a lovely atmosphere.”

Nearly every road in the town centre hosted some form of entertainment whether it was music, Morris dancers, jugglers, street theatre or puppet shows.

See this Friday's paper for a full report and more pictures.