CHRIS Grimsley, 22, from Banbury is pictured trying a pantomime horse head on for size at a bizarre bargain hunt held by The Oxford Playhouse in June 1986.

The theatre was selling a variety of weird and wonderful redundant props at the Burton Rooms on Gloucester Street to raise money.

Other items on sale included a leather dress worn by EastEnders star Anita Dobson in Henry IV Part One, an imitation B61 nuclear bomb and a stylish selection of furniture.

Caron Ogle, the company's publicity and marketing officer at the time, said: "There must be some unusual additions to people's flats and houses this week."

The sale attracted around 500 people and was expected to have topped the target of £2,000.