In this most peculiar of years, you may be left wondering how best to celebrate Halloween in all its enchanting glory.

In today’s gallery we celebrate the the best of our region’s efforts down the years featuring snaps from as many as four decades ago, as well as right through to the present day, showcasing a whole raft of spectacular costumes.

One will definitely be struck by how much how we mark this occasion has changed in this time and, for those featured, these pictures will undoubtedly bring back some fond memories of Halloween in years gone by spent with family, friends and colleagues.

As ever, if you spot yourself or a friend in today’s gallery, make sure to let us know your memories of the occasion on Facebook or via email!