A lost village tradition made a triumphant return for the second year running on Saturday - as Cippenham Carnival came back to the recreation ground in Mercian Way.

The carnival made its first reappearance last year after a 20 year break. It was a great success and the team behind it decided to repeat the experience this year.

Two dangerous looking visitors to the event were convincing looking daleks made by Doctor Who fans Phil Ward and Liam Redmond.

There were 60 stalls run by locally based organisations - while the Burnham based choir Pop Goes the Choir entertained.

The choir was formed by Matthew Ash. It has gone from strength to strength with performances in France, Spain, Belgium, winning awards for best choir as well as official invitations to sing at the 2012 London Paralympics and on The Long Walk in Windsor for the Royal Marriage of Harry and Meghan.

The third Slough guides and 1st and 2nd Cippenham scouts were represented as well as the Air Ambulance.

The only spanner in the works was a certain football match being screened live, which inevitably saw visitors slip away at 3pm to join the 20million viewers glued to screens large and small for the World Cup quarter finals.

Ken Houghton, who is chairman of West Cippenham Tenants and Residents Association is part of the team that revived the carnival, which once used to include a big parade.

He said: "In those days you could see all the way to Windsor from where the pond is. Since then a lot of houses have been built and there is a whole new community of people.

"By reviving the carnival last year we hoped to bring all those people together."

It worked well last year and now it is beginning to look as if it could become an annual event.