Left, little girl relaxes BLOW NO 3 Bride arrives with guests under brollies
ST ANDREWS The flooded fairway at the course in Fife TYNEMOUTH Walkers shelter under their brollies
as they take a damp stroll on the beach HYDE PARK Pair cool down on the Serpentine GREAT YARMOUTH A tripper soaks up the Norfolk sun
Some of the finest work comes from Sheila Turner, well-known for her Liverpool paintings but this time picturing the city in the rain with people scurrying by with brollies.
Daily Post sub-editor Mike Rickett also has a work in the show, Blue Sky, a picture of six brollies seen from above created in graphite and then computer enhanced.
John Lewis is in on the need for men's micro brollies too, with its Alulite range - with durable frames made from an aluminium/fibreglass amalgam - 25 per cent lighter than your average rain shield.
Checks, polka dots, tartan, Winnie The Pooh, Mickey Mouse, cats, dogs, transparent, light-up, and even brollies featuring classic art prints on the canopy are de rigueur for women, where brollies are seen as a fashion statement.
After scouring the shops here we bring you a selection of the best brollies
Even the Queen kept smiling in her open carriage despite being flanked by a shower of black brollies
The Queen and Daily Mirror columnist and TV star Carol Vorderman both used brollies
to ward off the elements at Royal Ascot, which is being held in York this year while the Berkshire course is renovated.
THE Queen's got it covered when it comes to keeping dry and smart in the rain - colour-coordinated brollies
Rain-soaked Welsh come top of the league when it comes to buying brollies