In previous years, Cleator Moor would now be preparing to mark the beginning of the festive season with its annual Christmas lights switch-on, held in the centre of the town.

The fun night under the lights is normally attended by a packed-out crowd, taking in the delights of the stalls in the Civic Hall as the town begins to look forward to the Christmas period.

In today’s gallery we look at the times over the years when the people of the area turned out in droves in a real show of community spirit.

For many, looking back on this event will serve as a reminder of the community spirit that can be found in our region, as well as looking back at some fun, enchanting times during yesteryear.

As ever, if you do spot yourself, make sure to get in touch.