Darth Vader actor, Dave Prowse, who has died aged 85 visited Wiltshire in 2006 and again in 2014.

Known to millions around the world as the villainous Sith Lord in the original Star Wars films and to generations of children in the UK as the Green Cross Code Man, the Bristolian attended the Star Wars Extravaganza at the Marriott Hotel.

Star Wars fans had the chance to meet Dave Prowse and Jeremy Bullock, who played Boba Fett, two life sized speeder bikes, a replica ship with R2D2 and C3PO was also at the event. 

The Swindon Advertiser teamed up with Skywalkers Promotions, the company which ran the event, to offer two people a meal at the hotel.

Christine Porteous of Shute Avenue, Watchfield, went to the dinner with her son George after winning the Adver's Star Wars competition.

And Cameron Brock was presented with a special achievement award at the convention for his bravery in living with Bruck Syndrome.

The 14-year-old was handed the gong by Dave Prowse.

Dave also wowed adults and children alike at the annual Charity Sci-Fi Family Fun Day in April 2014 at Corsham School.

The event, organised by Wiltshire Scrapstore, raised £6,800 that year which was split between Marie Curie Cancer Care, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Wiltshire Young Carers.