The 25th anniversary of the opening of the Witney and District Museum was commemorated with a banner depicting a copper cockerel on St Mary's Church.

The intricate work, which which was made by Joy Hollier and Trisha Wright, took many hours to complete during lockdown.

The cockerel is the weather vane which originally formed part of the steeple on the church. The rest of the banner shows the exterior of the museum.

Witney Mayor Joy Aitman, Councillor Andrew Coles and many vital volunteers without whom the museum could not operate, including Geoff and Margaret Wright, all got together to mark the occasion.

The museum, which shows visitors the rich history of Witney and the local area, was completely refurbished while closed during the lockdown.

Mrs Wondrak said: “We now feature items from the local brewing and glove industry. The education and religious aspects of Witney are still featured.

“We have extended our exhibition, 350 Years of the Blanket Story, in the upstairs Bartlett Taylor Gallery and have the addition of a recreation of a Coat with Ribbons which was made by millworkers, who were about to get married.”