It was the year when Nintendo's Wii gaming console first went on the market and when Nanny McPhee and Ice Age: The Meltdown were big in the cinema – but what did 2006 bring on the home front?

Here we have another rummage in The Whitehaven News picture archives, this time for a page of photos all from that year's Christmas lights switch-on in Whitehaven.

Were you or a loved one in the picture? Share your memories with us – email