Summer arrived in a blaze of glory over Wiltshire this morning and camera club snappers were up before the larks to see it.

First to see the sunrise in England on solstice morning was Ness Point at Lowestoft in the east at 4.29am.

Swindon's first glimpse came 20 minutes later and it was 4.51am in Devizes. Land's End on the western side of the country had to wait until 5.13am.

During the June 21 solstice the earth's axis is tilted in such a way the northern hemisphere gets the benefit of the sun being at the highest point in the sky.

It marks the start of atronomical summer and is the longest day of the year.