THE floats were a triumph of imagination and hard work.

There was a tiny Mary with a live and skittish lamb, and six-year-old Lisa Cuell rode a white horse as Hiawatha.

Miss Otterbourne 1979, Antoinette Cleall, rode with her two princesses in a Beaufort Phaeton on June 23.

The 25th Southampton Boy’s Brigade Band led the procession and the Romsey Army Cadet Force Band kept the walkers in step on a blazing afternoon.

A splash of colour was provided by the 1st Allbrook Brownies as drum majorettes.