WE have another selection of Christmas pics from back in the day, thanks to our link up with St Helens Through The Lens.

They depict hospital staff in the 1950s during the festive period.

Through the Lens is a10 month Heritage Lottery Fund supported project at St Helens Local History & Archives, exploring the images of the George Street Photography Collection.

The collection includes more than 3,000 glass plate negatives that were originally discovered in a former photography studio in St Helens in 1984.

The negatives have now been digitised and include images of weddings, portraits, sporting occasions, events, hospitals, factories, buildings, community celebrations and more.

They offer a real snapshot of local life in mid 1950s St Helens and over the next two months the Star will be sharing our readers with pictures from the archives.

Once the images have been catalogued they will be available online through St Helens Local History & Archives.

In the meantime, researchers need help from residents to identify images and provide background information to what life was like in St Helens in the 1950s.

To find out more go to Central Library or visit the project blog: www.sthelenslens.wordpress.com

If you recognise people or places from the images or if you have any stories or memories to share email victoriabrokenshire@sthelens.gov.uk or call 01744 676954.

Meanwhile, the St Helens Local History & Archives team are looking for people who would like to talk about life in the 1950s.

If you can help get in touch with the contact number above.