The year 2002 – the excitement of the Millennium was over and Cumbria was recovering after the devastation of the previous year’s foot and mouth epidemic.

The Queen marked her fiftieth year on the throne with a tour of the country and stopped off in Carlisle in August to attend a garden party at Carlisle Castle.

Our pictures show some of the Jubilee celebrations.

The News & Star organised a World Cup football tournament for schools at the Sands Centre and we found a picture of St Bridget’s School from Brigham who were one of the teams taking part.

England football team’s hopes of winning the World Cup ended in a 2–1 defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Will Young won the first series of Pop Idol and Tony Blackburn was voted the first winner of I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here.