Witney is getting ready to celebrate the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort with a right royal knees-up planned in 12 streets.

Isabel Johnstone, from Witney, is doing her bit with a Royalty-themed Royal display on her bird bath with Buckingham Palace and figurines of the late Queen and Paddington Bear surrounded by Union Jacks.

She has also hung bunting and decorations in her front window.

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She said: "I bought the flags and figurines especially. I regularly do some sort of display in the bird bath, on a theme. I started doing it during lockdown.

"I've been planning this one for a couple of months. I just thought it would make people smile.

"I'm doing it in honour of the Queen's memory."

Meanwhile sisters Debbie Hackett and Kim Cook co-owners of The Shake Shop showed off their window display by posing outside in fun cardboard masks.

The shop in Market Square must be a front runner for the Best Shop Window competition which will be judged in the town centre on Saturday afternoon.

Volunteers are already making fabric bunting for Witney town centre and an extensive collection of Coronation memorabilia owned by two members of the public is on display in the window of the Town Hall admin offices.

Schools have been invited to create a commemorative book of their coronation celebrations.

Town crier Jean Postlethwaite Dixon will make the official Coronation Cry ahead of a free screening of the ceremony live on Saturday morning at the Corn Exchange.

Then there will be a Childrens' Make & Play event in the Gallery Room at the Corn Exchange from 2pm to 4pm.

On Sunday a Coronation Civic Service will be held at 10.45am at St Mary's on Church Green.

It will be followed by a huge community picnic - The Big Lunch on The Leys.

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Compered by Windrush Radio, there will be fun and refreshments from the Coffee Shed and Hatwells' Funfair will be in town with rides and food stalls.

Thames Valley Police will be offering bike marking and Witney Vikings youth football club will be teaching ball skills.

There will be an adult and kids' fancy dress competition and a throne photo booth with dress-up props.

The free event will feature live music and arts performances from Ducklington Morris Dancers and open mic sessions.

It will close with a finale from WOAPA Choir singing the National Anthem.

On Sunday afternoon, The Coronation Concert featuring Katy Perry, Take That, Lionel Richie, Italian opera legend Andrea Bocelli, Olly Murs, Nicole Scherzinger, Welsh star Bryn Terfel, and a special coronation choir made up of singers from all around the UK, will be shown on the big screen at the Corn Exchange in a free but ticketed event.

On Bank Holiday Monday there will be local volunteering opportunities for the nationwide coronation Big Help Out.

More than 30,000 organisations now have accounts and an incredible 59,000 people have downloaded the Big Help Out app nationally. 

Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire is just one local organisation hoping to find new volunteers that could devote some time to making a difference as a result of the campaign.