Youngsters dressed up to help their communities celebrate the start of May.

Brownies turned out in spectacular style to crown May Queen Amey Whittall, pictured right, at the Didcot District Guides' May Fair.

The event at Didcot Civic Hall attracted about 300 people and also featured stalls and fairground rides.

Town mayor Terry Joslin said: "We have a nice community spirit in Didcot, and this is a popular tradition which many people from the town enjoy."

Villagers in Cholsey, near Wallingford, celebrated the start of May with a series of old-fashioned events. Villagers watched morris dancers and the crowning of the May Queen, before joining in the festivities on the Recreation Ground.

Youngsters from Cholsey School and the Pre-school group danced around the maypole, and the villagers were able to enjoy pony rides, fairground attractions and a teddy bears' picnic.

The event also coincided with the village's annual fun run, organised by St Mary's Church.