In pictures: Sunderland's Roker Park Lights

image captionSunderland's Roker Park Lights returns on Saturday . The illuminations date back to the early 1900s and were a popular annual fixture on Wearside until the 1990s when they were cancelled due to the cost.
image captionThey were resurrected last year, however, and thousands attended the six-week free display. This year's theme includes illuminated pieces inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
image captionHere are workers setting up the displays in the 1930s - these figures were part of a tableau illuminated in Roker Park.
image captionThis picture shows the illuminations in 1952, the event was thought to have "brightened up the austerity of a post-war Wearside".
image captionThe park will be open until 21:00 each evening. Jessica Regnart, from Sunderland Live, said: "People will see the park in a completely different light and there's plenty for families to do over the weekends too."

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