ALL manner of beasts, decorated wooden horses, a jester and even the Fine Lady took over Banbury on Sunday. They were part of the annual Town Mayor’s Sunday and Hobby Horse Festival in People’s Park.

Organised by Banbury Town Council, the event started with a procession to the park, where there were children’s fair rides, stalls, games and the chance to throw wet sponges at someone in the stocks.

A Hobby Horse race was won by Blue Watch from Banbury Fire Station.