MORE than 150 people – and a donkey – took part in a Palm Sunday procession between Crowmarsh and Wallingford in 1982.

Richard Fanston, six, is pictured as Jesus, on Annabel the donkey.

The procession, marking Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the start of holy week, leading to his crucifixion, burial and rising from the dead, was linked to two church services, one at Crowmarsh led by the Rev Martin Gillham, and one in Wallingford led by the Rev Haigh Etches.

Memory Lane this week

Police were on duty to guide the procession safely over the narrow Wallingford Bridge.