FOR a little holiday viewing, we've been rifling through the Richmond picture packets in The Northern Echo's photo-library. Here are a few of the scenes that greeted us of this wonderfully picturesque North Yorkshire town.

If you have any memories, thoughts, or nuggets of information about any of today's pictures, please email chris.lloyd@nne.co.uk

The Northern Echo: PERENIAL PROBLEM: When this picture was taken on January 6, 1970, the newly-appointed parking warden, Miss Marie Ness, was writing out a warning notice for a motorist's windscreen. However, it was stressed that Ms Ness and her colleague, Mrs Mary Coll

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PERENNIAL PROBLEM: When this picture was taken on January 6, 1970, the newly-appointed parking warden, Miss Marie Ness, was writing out a warning notice for a motorist's windscreen. However, it was stressed that Ms Ness and her colleague, Mrs Mary Colley, had been appointed "to sort out drivers' problems and smooth over difficulties with the new disc parking scheme'. A bonus mark for those who can identify the car. Email: chris.lloyd@nne.co.uk

The Northern Echo: IN DECAY: "What is claimed to be Richmond's most attractive street is being allowed to degenerate into a seedy, rundown slum, says one of its residents," began the story which accompanied this picture on July 28, 1964. "Mrs Julia Ghent,

IN DECAY: "What is claimed to be Richmond's most attractive street is being allowed to degenerate into a seedy, rundown slum, says one of its residents," began the story which accompanied this picture on July 28, 1964. "Mrs Julia Ghent, of No 26, says that Newbiggin is one of the town's attractions for tourists with its grey stone Georgian and Jacobean houses which give a charming old-fashioned air. But she complains that coaches are allowed to park in the street and three of the trees have died and not been replaced..."

The Northern Echo: COBBLED SQUARE: Standing by the grand door of the Town Hall pub on the right looking down Trinity Church Square to York House at the bottom. A friendly traffic warden seems to be terrorising an innocent car beneath the P sign outside what is now a chippy,

COBBLED SQUARE: Standing by the grand door of the Town Hall pub on the right looking down Trinity Church Square to York House at the bottom. A friendly traffic warden seems to be terrorising an innocent car beneath the P sign outside what is now a chippy, although when this picture was taken in January 1974, it was all but derelict.

The Northern Echo: ON THE RISE: Looking up the Market Place in November 1970. We include this picture because the two tone brick shop on the extreme left – here Spencers stationers – has long intrigued us. Is it distinctively lovely or awkwardly ugly – we can't ma

ON THE RISE: Looking up the Market Place in November 1970. We include this picture because the two tone brick shop on the extreme left – here Spencers stationers – has long intrigued us. Is it distinctively lovely or awkwardly ugly – we can't make our minds up, but we'd love to know its history.