Guests turned out in their thousands on to enjoy Banbury’s big Party in the Park – organised to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years as our Queen.
Live music, funfair, adventure attractions for children and food galore made it a day to remember.
The event in Spiceball Park started in wet conditions and early-comers sheltered under brollies – but the sun came out and it became a glorious summer afternoon for the celebrations.
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Families brought hampers and picnicked on the grass or bought refreshments from the wide choice of stalls.
Local groups – The Skeme, The Shades, The Dodgers and Under the Covers – performed their special styles of music to entertain the visitors.
The party, which began at 1pm, carried on into the evening with a big-screen TV showing the star-studded events in London from 7.30pm - 11.30pm.
Food and drink stalls, including the beer tent, stayed open.
Town mayor Jayne Strangwood said: “It’s good to see that Banbury residents have taken the jubilee to heart and I’m pleased that so many people have come out to enjoy the festivities.
“After the first hour, the weather couldn’t have been better. Earlier this week the Queen said she hoped many happy memories would be created this weekend – and from what I’ve seen today they certainly have been.”