Glass-blowing, pottery and calligraphy were just some of the traditional crafts brought to life at the Oxfordshire Living Craft Show.

Thousands of people flocked to the annual three-day event over the Bank Holiday weekend at Blenheim Palace to see work from some of the finest craftsmen in the country.

More than 80 stalls offered goods such as jewellery, pottery, glassware and textiles.

And although the show - in its 21st year - attracted craftsmen from across the UK, there was still room to show off local talent.

Black and white photographer Simon Greetham, from Woodstock, exhibited haunting pictures, depicting scenes from the bustle of the city to the isolation of moors and the rugged power of coasts.

Oxfordshire soft furnisher Pauline Hill and Buckinghamshire craftsman David Weinberger, who specialises in hand-made gold and silver jewellery, were some of the other local designers taking part in the show.

Visitors saw specialist demonstrations such as bee-keeping, leather-working, cross-stitch, basket-making, coppicing, forgery and chair-making.

American history was brought to life with historical re-enactors dressed up as the Pilgrim Fathers.

And guests were entertained with live organ and piano music, falconry, juggling, archery, ferret-racing, a hamster display and puppet shows.

The palace's head of operations, Heather Carter, said: "A lot of people started at the craft fair and moved on to the palace in the afternoon. There have been lots of picnics on the bank."

She said that more than 15,000 people had attended the event over the three days.