The cheering crowds during the switch on in 2004.

Taking you back to Wakefield's Christmas lights in 2004 and 2005

Wakefield will be lit up ready for Christmas this week, so we thought we'd take you on a trip down memory lane.

We've dug these pictures out from our archives from 2004 and 2005. Do you remember watching? And keep a look out, we'll be sharing even more from later years this week.

A night at the lights in 2001.

1. Excited teens

A night at the lights in 2001.
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Playwright Kay Mellor was interviewed by Paul Stead of Magic 828 in 2001.
Playwright Kay Mellor was interviewed by Paul Stead of Magic 828 in 2001.
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Richard Whiteley and other guests press the plunger in 2001.

3. On the TV

Richard Whiteley and other guests press the plunger in 2001.
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Maddi Bojang helped celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights with Jack Frost, the Snow Queen and Santa at the Ridings in 2004.

4. 2004

Maddi Bojang helped celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights with Jack Frost, the Snow Queen and Santa at the Ridings in 2004.
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