It doesn't matter what age you are, Easter bonnets are always very popular.

In Picture 1, members of Kidlington Evergreen Club show off their natty headgear in 1980.

They paraded around Exeter Hall in a friendly battle of the bonnets, trying to impress the judge, Radio Oxford presenter Dave Freeman.

Some, like Ann Bowman, with her musical windmill bonnet, second from the left, needed a helping hand to keep things steady.

The Easter bonnet parade at Bampton, near Witney, in 1981, seen in picture 2, attracted entries from more than 40 people – and a dog!

The parade in Market Square was organised by Bampton Pumpkin Club to raise money for village pensioners.

The men’s prize went to Adrian Dunsley, who wore an overgrown mushroom on his head, and the women’s prize went to his wife, Lyn.

Pictured with their creations are, back row, left to right: Lyn Shuker, Ruth Wheeler, Grant Willis, six. Front, Katie Barber, six, Fay Piercy, 10, Rebecca Shuker, seven, and Lucy Willis, six.

Picture 3 shows four-year-old Lianne Neville, winner of the under-sevens competition at the Easter parade at the White Lion pub, Steeple Aston, in 1979, while in picture 4, five-year-old Nichola Dobson dressed as a daffodil at the Easter festival at St Nicholas infants’ school, Wallingford, in 1984.

Picture 5 dates from 1986 when members of Abingdon Amblers went on a six-mile Easter bunny hop around the town in fancy dress.

Enjoying a break from the run are, left to right, Laura Foster, six, Emily Tofield, 10, Matthew Foster, nine, and Genevieve Tofield, eight.