IN any other year, crowds would now be getting ready to gather in towns around Ryedale for the Christmas lights switch-on; its what we've done for decades.

But as we know, this isn't like any other year, so instead we thought we'd take you on a trip down memory lane and enjoy some photographs from previous years taken in Malton, Pickering and Helmsley.

They date back to the 1990s, and take a closer look and you might recognise a couple of famous faces.