This week, the News & Star has decided to take a look back at the many parties and celebrations Cumbria has held over the past few decades.

As the Prime Minister has announced that limits on the number of people who can meet at one time have been reinstated, we thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the best celebrations that east and west Cumbria has experienced over the years.

We may not be able to meet in groups of more than six from Monday so it is the perfect time to remember the things the county has previously celebrated and gathered for.

Looking back through our archives, it is very clear that Cumbrians love to party - particularly when it involves celebrating the royal family.

In years gone by, people would line the streets with bunting and Union Jack flags whilst sipping on cups tea and nibbling on slices of Victoria sponge cake.

These street parties were all to celebrate various milestones and events such as the jubilee or the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

But, we aren’t just avid fans of the royal family.

There have been celebrations to mark the opening of our hospitals like the photo in the bottom right shows.

More than 50 years ago, doctors and nurses got together to toast to the grand opening of the West Cumberland Hospital.

Kind-hearted people have also been known to get together to raise money in aid of vital and beloved services such as the Eden Valley Hospice.

Decked out in their finest pyjamas, women would get together at Carlisle Racecourse for a day filled with pampering, live entertainment, and fundraising.

After this, they would take to the streets in drove for a 10km walk across the city.

But, who could forget about the live entertainment that Cumbria enjoys celebrating or the Christmas parties that fill village halls across the county with joy and Christmas spirit.

Until we can meet again, the memories of parties gone will do.