Ironman, Spiderman, and ‘heroes’ closer to home all graced Witney with their presence over the weekend.
Heroes and villains assembled for the town’s carnival as thousands partook in the themed procession and spectated the event on a sun-drenched day on Saturday.
The carnival, organised by the Rotary Club, kicked off with the procession from the Leys at 11am.
The parade passed through the town, where there were performances to watch and stalls to browse.
Although there were a few Hollywood-worthy comic book appearances, local community heroes also got a chance to take part – Farmhouse Nursery School firefighter heroes was one of them.
West Witney Primary School also participated.
One lucky driver also got the chance to take the Batmobile, which got a lot of attention, out for a spin.
There were plenty of refreshments with BBQs, a hog roast, a beer tent, a Pimm’s and Prosecco bar, tea, cakes and ice cream to keep everyone’s energy up.
The bouncy castle, mini fair and Smiley train kept the children entertained.
The dogs also got a slice of the action, by putting on star performances at the dog show.
Brian Wright, chairman of the organising committee said: “The carnival is jointly organised by the local service clubs and all the profit from the event goes straight back into the local community helping local charities.
“I was delighted by the numbers attending.
“There must have been about 10,000 during the course of the day. And everybody was clearly having a great time.
“We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors.”
The carnival has been a staple for the town since 1928.