CHILDREN in Wantage were thrilled to be given their very own commemorative coins to mark the Jubilee.

To celebrate 60 years of the Queen’s reign, the town’s mayor Charlotte Dickson has been handing out specially minted coins to primary school children in Wantage and Grove.

Ms Dickson, pictured with Max Baker and Libby, left, and Georgia Holding, said: “The town council wanted to give the children a little memento of the occasion. Many of us remember getting the crowns from the Silver Jubilee so it seemed like a nice thing to do.”

The town will be marking the Jubilee with a three-day event at the weekend, including a 1950s-themed fair on the opening day at Manor Road Park in Wantage.

Ms Dickson said: “We are all looking forward to it very much.

“It is exhausting though.

The Queen must be very tired!”

Picture: OX52122 Jon Lewis