Narrowboats were transformed into yellow submarines as the annual Newbury Waterways Festival returned to the town on Sunday.
Boaters decorated their craft for this year’s theme of the Beatles, and celebrate the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Alongside this was a mix of stalls, activities and live music in Victoria Park, with hundreds visiting throughout the day.
Julie Dean, from festival organisers the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, explained the idea for the Beatles theme came from a band they wanted to get to come along.
She said: “Basically we heard the Acoustic Beatles Shambles and we really liked their music and wanted them to come to the festival to play for us.
“Then we thought, ‘why not make the whole thing Beatles themed’, and it worked really well.
“The band was brilliant, people seemed to enjoy dressing up and their boats in the musical theme, and to have two lots of yellow submarines was pretty good.”
Cloud Nine, designed by Terry Gray and his brother Keith, was chosen as the best decorated boat – the third time Terry has won the competition.
His boat had one of the yellow submarines, which featured a hatch that would lift up and reveal the faces of each of the Beatles.
Julie added: “We just had a couple of showers and I think it probably did keep a few people away, but on the whole the crowds did come out, which was brilliant and we had a good day.”