Hobby horses were out in force again on Sunday for a hugely successful community event at Town Mayor’s Day in Banbury’s People’s Park.
People of all ages entertained the crowd in an afternoon of action, spectacle, fascination and entertainment.
Children and adults took part in sports sessions, races and Dave Earle’s Spit ‘n’ Sawdust gym boxing training routine.
Plenty of energy was expended in the arena by the Banbury Irish AFC Under-Six soccer team, the Banbury Flyball Dog Display team and street dancing group 2Fierce.
Town Mayor Cllr Tony Mepham was at the forefront of a procession from the Town Hall to the park with the Banbury Air Training Corps Band.
He said: “There was a wonderful turnout for the event which was one of the busiest ever.”
Visitors watched the Stagecoach Singing, Dancing and Drama group, Joanne Mills School of Dance, Dogs for the Disabled demonstrations and the Radio Horton Roadshow.
There were also fairground rides, face painting, charity stalls, hot and cold food vendors and a tea tent run by the girl guides.