Though it is the holiday season, some Dorset locals still feel something is missing. Who can deny that Christmas should be celebrated in a special way?

Though some may be content with just decorating a tree and adding a few pieces of tinsel to celebrate Christmas, certain Dorset residents are looking for something more.

But who can blame them? It is the most wonderful time of the year! Apparently.

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A group of people embarked on an ambitious project to bring cheer and brightness to the world with their stunning displays of light 20 years ago, in 2003.

Bournemouth Echo: lightHumber1 - pic by Richard Crease - Christmas Lights competition - home of the Yearp family in Humber Road , Ferndown

Captured in these pictures, their herculean efforts can easily be revisited.

  • More pictures of festive lights in 2003 to be featured soon.