The Queen's Baton has arrived in Oxford as part of its relay ahead of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Under glorious sunshine, loud cheers greeted the Queen's baton as it arrived in the city.
It was greeted by hundreds of children at the Cutteslowe and Sunnymeade Park.
Bearers Simon Price, Ian Warland, Johnny Pemberton and Juliet Field, all community and sporting heroes, carried the Baton before the start of the Cutteslowe Summer Festival in Sunnymead Park.
Hundreds of schoolchildren were there to see the Baton arrive and enjoy the festival.
Among the activities children could get involved with on the day was the English and Wales Cricket Board's Cricket Factory.
The stand, in conjunction with Oxfordshire Cricket, had three different cricket challenges to get youngsters interested in the summer sport.
The Baton has been on an epic tour of the Commonwealth since the relay began at Buckingham Palace in October. The Queen's message calls on the athletes of the Commonwealth to Glasgow for the start of the Games.
Over the past seven months it has travelled to 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.
The Games run from July 23 to August 3.
8:30am Saturday 28th November 2015
ROAD safety campaigners say they are “astonished” that drivers with as many as 51 points on their licences are still allowed on the county’s roads.
9:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
YOUNGSTERS at an Oxfordshire primary school could finally be able to tuck into their hot dinners in a dining hall after the Prime Minister came to their aid.
8:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
BAYS in Frideswide Square will be “tweaked” after bus companies complained they were too small to safely accommodate vehicles.
6:30am Saturday 28th November 2015
IT HAS called Cowley Road home for the past 90 years, but on Monday family-run Oxford timber merchant W G Powell will close its doors for the last time.
6:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
ALL over Oxfordshire thousands of older people are fighting one of the cruellest but hardest-to-spot maladies of all: loneliness.
12:09pm Friday 27th November 2015
TWO men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Kerry Reeves, 26, in Abingdon earlier this month.
7:00am Friday 27th November 2015
TRAFFIC jams are now so bad in Oxford concrete is setting in the back of delivery lorries.
9:00am Friday 27th November 2015
FORGET Frozen and park the Playstation... traditional toys are back with a bang this Christmas.
8:30am Friday 27th November 2015
INTERNET users believe some people in Oxfordshire will still struggle to get superfast broadband despite £5.6m of new funding to roll it out to 4,600 homes and businesses.
8:00am Friday 27th November 2015
NEIGHBOURS have branded the £1,500 fine dished out to a boutique hotel owner over clay pigeon shooting “pathetic”.
6:30am Friday 27th November 2015
A CIVIC group has warned plans for up to 190 new homes at Wolvercote’s former paper mill could worsen traffic and air pollution in North Oxford.
6:00am Friday 27th November 2015
A STRANGER is just a friend you haven’t met yet – or in some cases, a friend you haven’t heard.
8:30am Thursday 26th November 2015
WORK to electrify the railway into Oxford has been set back four years, throwing the redevelopment of the city’s station into doubt.
5:52pm Thursday 26th November 2015
A MAN wanted by police on recall to prison was last seen in Banbury and has links to Oxford.