READERS of the Worcester News are being asked to open up their photo albums to share their pictures from the past.

To show the changing face of Worcester and the surrounding county over the years, we want to share our readers' treasured pictures.

And we're not just looking for images of public events or historic moments such as royal visits – we want to see the pictures that mean something to you, such as family gatherings at Christmas or wedding day celebrations.

The pictures can be as old or as recent as you like, from a street party in the 1950s to a family day out in the 2000s.

The aim is to show how life has changed over the years.

To send us your pictures, email Editor Michael Purton at – email a digital copy of the photo, a picture you've taken of the photograph using your phone, or a hard copy by post, and include a brief description of the picture.