IT'S nativity season in Hampshire and children across the county have been donning costumes.

So to celebrate this annual tradition, we looked into the Daily Echo archives and found nativity pictures from 20 years ago.

There are pictures from more than 70 schools around the area for readers to cast their eye over.

And if you want to look at nativity pictures from this year, click here.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 1996 pictures.