Witney mayor Cllr Joy Aitman attended the raising of the Union flag over the town hall on Sunday to honour the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee.

The jubilee marked 70 years of her reign and Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach this milestone.

The Queen spent her Accession Day in private reflection on the Sandringham estate, thinking of her late father and her husband, Prince Philip.

The major celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2, and will continue over the weekend until June 5.

Details of the celebrations planned are being released in stages but include street parties, the Queen’s Green Canopy Campaign, the Platinum Pudding Competition, and the emblem design that will be used throughout the official festivities.

In 1960 the Queen had a tour through Witney through flag-waving crowds, a stop-off to see the Heythrop Hunt and was shown gloves made at Woodstock for Queen Elizabeth I.

She reportedly said: “My word, they are large.”