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Stable companions appear in ‘Song of the Drum’ at Drury Lane Theatre at Endell Street on 30 December, 1933. (Getty)

Christmas in London then and now: Photographer blends retro festive images into present-day pictures

From 1960s santas to last-minute Regent Street shopping from the 1950’s, photographer Chris Ratcliffe has incorporated the past into the present in these Christmas scenes.

Mixing elements of modern-day London life with snapshots from the last 70 years, Ratcliffe has blended archive images into current-day pictures, giving an insight into the festive season throughout the last decades.

While some elements have changed – like auctioning off turkeys on the streets – others, like the hectic pictures of present shopping, have stayed the same over time.

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