Mother’s Day is a time for families to come together and celebrate everything their mothers have done for them throughout the year.

The origins of Mothering Sunday weren’t always about honouring or giving presents to our mothers - it once carried a very different meaning.

The special day, which falls on the fourth Sunday of lent and three weeks before Easter, was originally for remembering St John of the Ladder, and involved people visiting their mother church.

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The calendar date became merged with the American celebration of Mother’s Day so that merchants could benefit from it for commercial purposes.

Daily Echo: Echo's Supermum competition for  Mother's Day. March 1982.

The holiday has since become a tradition that virtually every Hampshire resident has observed at one time.

These pictures were taken in the 1980s during various Echo Supermum competitions.

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