RETRO: PICTURES: Christmas in Doncaster in the 90s Pt 1

Staff at Doncaster's Living store in Duke Street in fancy dress in 1996.
Staff at Doncaster's Living store in Duke Street in fancy dress in 1996.
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Christmas is coming - but it has also passed in Doncaster - so we're looking back to seasonal smiles from the past in this picture gallery.

We've delved into the archives with a trip down memory lane to Christmas in Doncaster in the 1990s.

The Doncaster Christmas Lights switch on 1995 - former mayor and mayoress of Doncaster Cou. Andy Lanaghan and Mrs Irene Lanaghan with sisters Dani Lambert and Kayleigh Lambert.

The Doncaster Christmas Lights switch on 1995 - former mayor and mayoress of Doncaster Cou. Andy Lanaghan and Mrs Irene Lanaghan with sisters Dani Lambert and Kayleigh Lambert.

Can you spot yourself in our festive gallery?

We'll have more Christmas pictures from Doncaster in years gone by tomorrow.

Father Christmas arrives at Sandtoft Transport Museum on the 'Santa Special' in 1998.

Father Christmas arrives at Sandtoft Transport Museum on the 'Santa Special' in 1998.

Doncaster's Royal Mail sorting office was alive with Christmas cheer as pupils from Balby Carr School entertained the mail sorters on their busiest day of the year back in 1997. Here, left to right are 15 year olds Louise Gibbard , Lyndsey Buck and Emma Barber.

Doncaster's Royal Mail sorting office was alive with Christmas cheer as pupils from Balby Carr School entertained the mail sorters on their busiest day of the year back in 1997. Here, left to right are 15 year olds Louise Gibbard , Lyndsey Buck and Emma Barber.

The Deputy Mayor of Doncaster Cllr Jean Elwick, pictured with Father Christmas after switching on the lights. in 1997.

The Deputy Mayor of Doncaster Cllr Jean Elwick, pictured with Father Christmas after switching on the lights. in 1997.

Christmas in the Frenchgate Centre in 1994 - the year a singing tree entertained shoppers.

Christmas in the Frenchgate Centre in 1994 - the year a singing tree entertained shoppers.

Another festive scene in the Frenchgate in the 1990s.

Another festive scene in the Frenchgate in the 1990s.

The Mayor of Doncaster, Councillor Yvonne Woodcock, helps out Doncare at St Peter in Chains Church Hall, in Chequer Road, Doncaster, as they help to feed the needy over Christmas in 1998.

The Mayor of Doncaster, Councillor Yvonne Woodcock, helps out Doncare at St Peter in Chains Church Hall, in Chequer Road, Doncaster, as they help to feed the needy over Christmas in 1998.

Doncaster Salvation Army captain Cliff Allchin pictured congratulating the winners of a competition at Hungerhill Comprehensive School to design a Christmas hamper. Jemma Keegan, aged 12 and Scott Collins, aged 11, made this nativity set in the centre of the picture. The contents of the hampers wer given to local needy people over the festive season in 1998.

Doncaster Salvation Army captain Cliff Allchin pictured congratulating the winners of a competition at Hungerhill Comprehensive School to design a Christmas hamper. Jemma Keegan, aged 12 and Scott Collins, aged 11, made this nativity set in the centre of the picture. The contents of the hampers wer given to local needy people over the festive season in 1998.