THIS week’s The Westmorland Gazette will include a FREE 2018 Nostalgia calendar, full of great photographs of the area from times gone by.

The calendar features photographs supplied by local people and by organisations such as the Armitt Trust and Museum of Lakeland Life and industry.

Renowned photographers whose work is featured include Joseph Hardman and Herbert Bell.

There is a picture of elephants walking through the streets of Kendal and one of people playing ice hockey on a frozen Rydal Water.

There are also lovely rural Lake District scenes, people at work in the countryside and evocative shots of some of our local towns and villages.

The calendar has been produced as part of The Westmorland Gazette’s celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the newspaper, which was first published in May 1818.

Among its early editors was English essayist Thomas de Quincey.

Next year there will be numerous events and publications to mark the anniversary, including a series of special supplements, an exhibition in Kendal and a new beer, whose name - Wezzy Gezzy - was chosen by readers in an online poll.

The calendar is the first special product to mark the 200th anniversary.

To get your copy make sure you buy this week’s Westmorland Gazette, out tomorrow (Thursday, November 16).