A celebrated decorated bus shelter in Oxfordshire has been transformed by villagers to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

People have been decorating the derelict bus shelter in Station Lane in South Leigh, near Witney, since the 2020 lockdown.

The 24 themes have covered everything from the Queen's 70th Jubilee to Club Tropicana.

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 5 the shelter has been given a makeover to become a small motor fishing vessel like the hundreds that ferried food and supplies to the fleet of nearly 7,000 vessels landing on the beaches of Normandy.

Oxford Mail: South Leigh bus shelter decorated for 80th anniversary of D Day

There is a ship's wheel, charts and navigational instruments with a mast on top and Union Jacks and ropes in front.

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The tiny village will mark the anniversary with bell ringing at the church and a gathering in the village hall with fish and chips and the lighting of a lantern of peace.

Tots of Navy Rum will then be served to locals at the bus shelter at noon after the Royal Navy's traditional eight bells have been rung.

Oxford Mail: South Leigh's celebrated decorated bus shelter

The bus shelter's previous themes have included Valentine's, Easter Bunny, Limb Brook water quality exhibit, Beach Huts, Halloween and Elves' Workshop.

Its fame has reached beyond the village, becoming a local visitor attraction.

Decorator Martin Spurrier said: "I prefabricate it at home over about three weeks and putting it up is a couple of days plus tweaking.

"It's really just me and a friend who do it when she's got time and I get village teenagers to help now and then for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

"Everyone is invited to help if they wish, of course."