Review of 2013

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Advertiser and Review photographer Jake McNulty takes a look back at some of the best pictures of the past year.

Potholes the size of a grown man, a royal visit and stunt riders demonstrating their skills at the Brackley Motorcycle Festival are among some of the most interesting images of 2013.

Snow around Winslow.Sledging in Home Close (Winslow Hall).'130120M-A550

Snow around Winslow.Sledging in Home Close (Winslow Hall).'130120M-A550

Watch our slideshow of pictures from 2013, above, and see if your favourite is among them. Descriptions of the pictures are below.

January: Schools across the Advertiser and Review region were closed for several days following heavy snowfall. This gave young people another day to play in the snow while buses were cancelled and rubbish and recycling collections were disrupted. Pictured are children sledging in Home Close, near Winslow Hall.

February: Great Horwood charity Medical Detection Dogs welcomed a royal visitor when the Duchess of Cambridge came to meet the volunteers and canine companions. The charity works in partnership with researchers, NHS Trusts and universities to train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease.

March: Children from Syresham Pre-school showed their artistic flair when they took part in their Easter bonnet parade with their own creations.

April: Tractors galore descended on Haybush Farm in Winslow for the Old FARTS ploughing match and fun day on April 28.

May: Frenchman Alexandre Martinez, 22, completed a walk from Winslow’s twin town Cours la Ville to Winslow and was welcomed by mayor David Barrie, members of the Winslow Ango-French Twinning Association and Buckingham School students on arrival in Winslow.

June: The Buckingham School held its sports day on June 28 with sporty students showing off their skills in a variety of activities including the high jump.

July: An estimated 1,500 guests drank the main bar dry at Buckingham Rugby Club’s annual beer festival in July. The event also enjoyed a full afternoon of live music and entertainment and fantastic food.

August: Brackey town centre was turned into a motorcyle performance arena when the fifth annual Brackley Festival of Motorcycling came to town. Marc ‘Sparky’ Chennell showed off why he is known as the ‘drift king’ at the event which raised thousands of pounds for the Warks and Northants Air Ambulance.

September: Buckingham Canal Society held an open day at Bourton Meadow after a 350m section of disused canal was restored to hold water for the first time in nearly 100 years. Pictured is canal boat Teal with owners Claire Conway-Crapp and Chris Smith on board with Buckingham Canal trustee Rob Oldham in the middle.

October: Residents in Wodhams Drive, in Brackley had problems with potholes in October, with some big enough to lie down in. Michael Turney demonstrated the size of the problem for readers.

November: Royal British Legions across the Advertiser and Review region marked Remembrance Sunday with town centre parades. Winslow’s parade featured police horses and army cadets led by 16-year-old parade marshal Jack Edwards.

December: Schools were full of festive cheer in the run up to Christmas with children taking part in nativities and Christmas plays. Pictured are Thornborough Infant School pupils Byron Crack, Flinn Filler and Sam Barber who were the three kings in Born in a Barn.