How Christmas was celebrated in Wells over the years

Christmas in Wells 1980s

Christmas in Wells 1980s - Credit: Archant

As people in Wells come together to celebrate Christmas, we have delved into our archives to see how the town enjoyed the festive period over the years.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Wells Christmas Tide remains as popular as ever today.

Our pictures show the event from both 2015 and 2005.

Another picture shows people enjoying their Christmas dinner at Wells Day Centre in 1979.

Shoppers are pictured walking down Staithe Street, in Wells, perhaps carrying put some last-minute Christmas shopping.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.


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And workers are photographed filling Christmas stockings at Cartwright & Butler in Wells in 1986.

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Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

CAPTION; Photos from Wells Christmas Tide event 2005.PHOTO; Matthew UsherCOPY; ED NASH / DFTFOR; EDP

CAPTION; Photos from Wells Christmas Tide event 2005.PHOTO; Matthew UsherCOPY; ED NASH / DFTFOR; EDP NEWSCOPYRIGHT; EDP pics © 2005TEL; (01603) 772434 - Credit: Matthew Usher

CAPTION; Photos from Wells Christmas Tide event 2005. Pic shows Father Christmas arrives on his amph

CAPTION; Photos from Wells Christmas Tide event 2005. Pic shows Father Christmas arrives on his amphibious sleigh at Wells Quay.PHOTO; Matthew UsherCOPY; ED NASH / DFTFOR; EDP NEWSCOPYRIGHT; EDP pics © 2005TEL; (01603) 772434 - Credit: Matthew Usher

CAPTION; Photos from Wells Christmas Tide event 2005. Pic shows the harbour with their christmas.PHO

CAPTION; Photos from Wells Christmas Tide event 2005. Pic shows the harbour with their christmas.PHOTO; Matthew UsherCOPY; ED NASH / DFTFOR; EDP NEWSCOPYRIGHT; EDP pics © 2005TEL; (01603) 772434 - Credit: Matthew Usher

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Scenes from Well Christmas Tide as Father Christmas arrives at the quay. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Wells Day Centre Christmas dinner, 19th December 1979. Photo: Archant Library

Wells Day Centre Christmas dinner, 19th December 1979. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

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