There was huge disappointment last year when St Giles Fair in Oxford was called off due to coronavirus.

Organisers the Showmen's Guild and the city council decided the fair should not go ahead.

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Now the stalls and rides are back, on Monday and Tuesday.

Here we look back at people enjoying the fun of the fair over the years.

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After setting up on Sunday night the fair will be open from 11am to 11pm on both days.

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The fair is usually held on the Monday and Tuesday following the first Sunday after St Giles' Day - September 1.

The fair dates back to 1625 when it was a parish festival to celebrate the feast of the patron saint, St Giles.

In the 18th century it was a toy fair, and then in the early 19th century it was a general children’s fair.

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The funfair grew during mid and late Victorian times.

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This was a time when better transport meant that large numbers of people could be brought into the city to attend the festivities.