SILHILLIANS turned out in their hundreds for the annual Shirley Donkey Derby at the weekend.
From donkey races to donkey rides and fayre games to refreshment stalls, the event proved once again that it is a calendar highlight for the town.
Observer photographer Jon Mullis was on hand to capture a snapshot of the action.
Donkey racing comes to Shirley for another year. 24.014.014.sol.jm4
Next stop Brazil… Little Finn O’Malley takes his shot. 24.014.014.sol.jm10
Bailly Clatworthy enjoys an ice cream with Sally Salkeld. 24.014.014.sol.jm12
The fine weather meant people turned up in their hundreds. 24.014.014.sol.jm15
Shirley brass band strike up the tunes. 24.014.014.sol.jm17
The Rev Terry Woodruff looks a bit wet after being soaked by Maddison Lavender and Miranda Biddell. 24.014.014.sol.jm6
Liz Mulrey looks pleased with the bear she won. 24.014.014.sol.jm16