Residents gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to a bus tour highlighting the history of an Oxford estate.

Artist Katy Beinart took an open-top bus with 75 passengers on a special tour around Rose Hill, Cowley and the city centre as part of a project with Modern Art Oxford.

And the trip on Saturday was so popular, some people had to be turned away.

Susan Hannon, who took her grandson Cameron, four, and foster children Justin, 13, and Katie, nine, said it was an excellent trip.

She said: "I learned so many things - like the fact that the bridge from Rose Hill to Sainsbury's is the only piece of footpath between Iffley and Littlemore that remained when Rose Hill was built.

"The children loved it too and kept quiet for the whole journey.

"I would really like to see more things like this in Rose Hill. We would definitely go again."

During the hour-long trip, passengers were given headphones and heard a running commentary on the history of Rose Hill and other important sites along the route.

This included the types of houses on the estate and the discovery of Roman pottery in the area.

Ms Beinart also explained why the estate was named after the 18th century home of Dr John Ireland - the last man in the area to wear ruffles at his wrists and his hair in a pigtail.

Ms Beinart organised the one-off tour as part of the Parallel Worlds project, which is supported financially by Arts Council England and the South East England Development Agency.

She described it as "almost a political statement", adding that she wanted to show that Oxford extended beyond the university.

John Green, the chairman of Rose Hill Residents' and Tenants' Association, said he was thrilled there had been such a good response to the tour.

He added: "It's good that people want to learn more about where they live and realise that Rose Hill has got a history of its own.

"They have generated a lot of interest and anything that promotes Rose Hill in a positive way has got to be a good thing."