This week’s Time-trip column offers another look back to life in the town in the 2000s.

Each week we will publish a set of pictures taken by our photographers which appeared in the paper in the previous decade.

The pictures appear first on our website and are then reprinted in the paper.

Among this week’s pictures are Carnival Queens Samantha Taylor and Sasha Fort, along with other competition finalists.

Helpful Rhyddings High School students Leonna Cowburn and Liam Croasdale were snapped packing shopping bags for Kathleen Hennessey.

The Observer golf competition committee brought together golfers from across the borough, and there was a reunion for members of Woodnook Villa FC at their reunion held at the Brooks Club.

The photographs were all taken in the mid 2000s.

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