EACH year we come together to celebrate the dawning of a new year.

Many of us dust off our finery in order to join the revelling hordes in pubs and clubs. The rest of us stay at home and complain about prices and how busy said establishments are at this time of year.

These pictures show not just New Year’s Eve celebrations through the years, buy also the customary sales which ensue

The Daily Echo wishes all its readers the very best for the coming year and beyond.