In today's nostalgia gallery, we are turning back the clock nearly three decades to the year 1993.

The year itself was a momentous one both nationally and internationally.

The European Union was formally established in that year, Buckingham Palace opened its doors to the public and Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize during October of 1993. The two leaders were recognized for their successful efforts to end apartheid in South Africa and usher in a new era of fully representative democracy in the country.

In the UK, John Major was the Prime Minister and former England Word Cup winning captain Bobby Moore sadly passed away.

Elsewhere in the world of sport, Manchester United become the first champions of the new FA Premier League after their last remaining title contenders, Aston Villa, lost 1–0 at home to Oldham Athletic. It is the first time in 26 years that Manchester United had been champions of the top division of English football and ushered in a remarkable period of success under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The year of sport was also characterised by the so-called 'Grand National That Never Was', with the contest at Aintree declared void.

Riding high in the music charts that year were the likes of Whitney Houston with 'I Will Always Love You', Take That and Lulu with 'Relight My Fire', Gabrielle's 'Dreams' and Meatloaf with 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)'.

Hit films of the day included 'Jurassic Park', 'Mrs Doubtfire' and 'Schindler's List'.

Closer to home, we can see that Carlisle was very much a hub of excitement and fun.

Today's pictures do really have you wondering where everyone featured ended up- from a class that met a TV star to those who witnessed the arrival of a Royal to a young homegrown entrepreneurial prodigy.

If you have a story to share about this set of pictures, we would love to hear from you. One would imagine these pictures bring back a number of happy memories.

Please do get in touch.