ST JOHNS Ambulance experts demonstrated emergency techniques at an annual carnival in 1986.

Blackbird Leys turned out in style for its regular community festival event in June that year.

Lord Mayor of Oxford John Parker got the week-long festivities under way by judging the floats and walkers in the procession.

Entries included the Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground and the senior citizen's Golden Circle.

Also present, and pictured, were the St Johns Ambulance Brigade.

The group helped push a hospital bed around the route and through the Oxford estate, replete with mock patient.

They went on to show the festival-going public life saving emergency techniques.