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Summary

  1. Around 25,000 gathered on Magdalen Bridge from 06:00 to celebrate May Morning - a record
  2. The choristers of Magdalen College choir sang Hymnus Eucharisticus from the college’s Great Tower
  3. Folk musicians, dancers - and even a man dressed as a tree - congregated on Broad Street

Live Reporting

By Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and goodbye

     And here's cheers to May!  

    Man drinking
  2. Record year

    It's been a record turnout, according to Oxford City Council. Numbers are up from 5,000 to a bumper 25,000.

    Magdalen Bridge
    Image caption: Crowds on Magdalen Bridge at 06:00
  3. Coming to a close

    As in all good things, it looks like May Morning in Oxford is drawing to a close. We've seen in the dawn to the sound of Magdalen College Choir, as far as we're aware no-one jumped in the River Cherwell, and there's been a dancing - a tree :) - and music in Broad Street.

  4. World exclusive tree interview

    Ever wondered what a radio interviewer questioning a tree looked like?

    Well like this...

    BBC Radio Oxford's Danny Cox interviews tree
    Image caption: BBC Radio Oxford's Danny Cox interviews tree. A career high surely?
  5. Maying boys

    If you found yourself, I don't know asleep or something at 06:00 this Bank holiday Sunday morning, you might have missed Magdalen College choir singing in May from the top of the college's tower. Well, here they are:

  6. Post update

  7. As if by magic

    Looks like things are winding down at Magdalen Bridge. Almost as if 25,000 people were never there three hours ago.

    Magdalen Bridge
    Image caption: Magdalen Bridge is now open to traffic
  8. The tree speaks

    In an exclusive interview for the BBC, the tree was asked by Radio Oxford's Danny Cox how it felt being a tree. Well, for one thing, you can't see much. And then there's the attention, he said. 

    Tree
    Image caption: Tree gets attention
    Quote Message: This year I've been mobbed. from Jack the Tree Oxford City Morris Men
    Jack the TreeOxford City Morris Men
  9. More tree

    I think I'm in love.

    May Morning man dressed as tree
  10. Back with Radio Oxford

    And they've interviewed a few more revellers.

    Quote Message: "We've come over from Switzerland, from Zurich, specially for this!"
    Two revellers
  11. What a change

    So, here was the scene on Broad Street at 05:00. Amazing what the dawn brings in Oxford on 1 May.

    Broad Street
    Image caption: Broad Street anticipating the May Morning fun
  12. Are you there?

    Ok, so are you in Oxford welcoming the dawn of May. Email us your picture, impressions etc at oxfordshire@bbc.co.uk     

  13. Making an effort

    Rob is wearing antlers coming out of a bowler hat.

    Rob