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11:32 Monday 23 January 2012  Written by John Balson

Chinese New Year comes to Maidenhead

Powers of the dragon were welcomed into Maidenhead with vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations.

Rolling drums set the pace as the traditional lion and dragon dance bobbed along the High Street on Saturday.

Crowds of families followed the procession to mark the year of the dragon and were joined by Royal Borough mayor Cllr Asghar Majeed and Home Secretary Theresa May.

Mrs May, the nation's most powerful woman who was born in the year of the monkey, appeared to enjoy the colourful party - though at one stage she struggled to shoo away a strip of red ribbon from blowing into her face.

The World Eagle Claw Kung Fu School was once again responsible for the druming and dancing.

See our slideshow with pictures above.

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