STROUD Raft Race returned with a splash to the town centre waterways on Sunday.

Intrepid teams launched an impressive selection of homemade vessels onto the canal between Wallbridge Lock and Capels Mill.

Crowds lined the canal to cheer on the teams, who were competing for titles including fastest male, female, mixed and over 60s teams as well as for the most creatively decorated raft.

The event was a fundraiser for local charities, including the Cotswold Canals Trust and The Door youth project.

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