In pictures: Sunderland's Roker Park LightsPublished11 October 2013SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingimage 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."More on this storyEnchanted Parks back in GatesheadPublished8 December 2011Skyline lit for Durham LumierePublished20 November 2011Related Internet LinksSunderland Live - Roker Park LightsThe BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.