ICE creams and cold drinks were the order of the day as Fair Oak Carnival took place in blazing heat for the second year running.

Spectators at the event in New Century Park sought out any shade they could find as Hampshire experienced the hottest day of the year so far.

A dog show at the carnival had to be cancelled because of what the organisers described as the "extreme heat".

But sun-lovers were happy to bask in the exceptionally high temperatures as the carnival lived up to its reputation as an event which showcases the community spirit that exists in the area.

A procession led by the Big Noise Community Samba Band arrived at New Century Park after completing a one-hour tour of the area.

One of the floats was entered by the 1st Fair Oak Scout Group, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.