FOR this week’s Way We Were, we’ve picked a few of our festive favourites.

The selection of Christmas images includes a very jolly Father Christmas, arriving at Pickering station on the North Yorkshire Moors railway in 1993.

Also in the market town, a decade earlier, Joan Taylor, chairman of the lights committee, prepares for the switch on, surrounded by snowmen.

Christmas in Helmsley is always a delight, with beautiful displays of lights twinkling against the mellow stone buildings. In 1988, three women turned up in fancy dress to collect funds.

Also that year, two-year-old Alice Best would no doubt have raised “ahhhhhs” from onlookers as she waited for Santa to step down from his float.