It's that time of year once more where we celebrate the spookier side of our region.

In today's gallery we look back at Halloween celebrations in Carlisle from across the decades. Readers will undoubtedly be struck by the contrast between the more adventurous costumes of recent times compared with those of yesteryear, something that may come as a shock for those of a younger vintage. One will also notice the unmistakable sense of community evoked by these images.

These fascinating pictures will serve as a reminder of fun times with family and friends for those featured and memories are sure to flood back of what surely strikes a a simpler time!

As ever, if you spot yourself in today's gallery make sure to let us know and share with us your recollections of a Halloween gone by.