CHRISTMAS has finally arrived in Salisbury, and dipping into the archives, this was roughly the same time seasonal festivities started in 1971 too.

Christmas tree shopping, parties, bazaars and more make up this week's gallery, with pictures dating between November 26 and December 2, 1971.

Productions of 'La Belle Helene' and 'Mrs Puffin' were also captured on camera.

And the start of Christmas festivities weren't the only celebrations during this time window, with Mr and Mrs Hopgood enjoying 50 years of marriage.

Do you remember any of these events? Let us know in the comments!