CROWDS poured through Abingdon complete with rainbow flags and banners for the towns first Pride event.

The festival attracted residents, community groups, many four-legged friends who all joined together to mark the occasion for Abingdon.

Businesses also got involved by flying the Pride flag in the lead up to the festival.

Market Square was bursting with activity as families joined in the fun, and performers took to the main stage to entertain the crowds.

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There were a number of dance troupes who also put on a performance as residents and festival-goers basked in the sunny weather.

A post on the event's Facebook page from organisers said: "Thanks to all the businesses and townsfolk that supported Pride.

"We are truly grateful to you all".

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The post attracted a number of responses including one commenter who said: "It was a brilliant event, thank you for organising it. My five year old summed it up as ‘it doesn’t matter who you love’."

Other comments included 'awesome day, had so much fun', 'today was the most beautiful day with great energy, thank you for putting it together', and organisers added 'it was great to see so many happy faces'.

Also flying the flag for Pride has been the town council in the run up to the town's first Pride event.

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Following local elections the Liberal Democrats are now in charge of the town council and one of the group’s first decisions was to fly the rainbow flag.

The move reverses a decision that was made in 2016 by the previous Tory-run administration to refuse permission for the flag to be flown at the town hall.