WHAT a New Year it was for this lot.

Each year the Daily Echo publishes photographs of new arrivals on New Years Day.

These pictures were taken between 1999 and 2002, and show little bundles of joy delivered on the big day.

It's hard to imagine when looking at these images - but not one of the babies will be a child any longer.

If you are one of babies pictured, please email ian.crump@dailyecho.co.uk – we'd love to hear from you.