And that is exactly what we have here with a series of 9 Hartlepool and East Durham face painting photos from times gone by.
There’s a World Cup scene, Halloween, and plenty of fun at events in shopping centres across the area.
So why not take a look and see if you can spot someone you know?
1. Come on England!
Footballing fun at the Indoor Market in Hartlepool in 2010. Do you recognise the youngsters enjoying the World Cup face painting session?
2. All the fun of the fair
Zack Smith has his face painted at a charity event in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in 2014.
3. All for Comic Relief in 2015
Face painting was part of the Red Nose Day fun for children from Barnard Grove Primary School in King Oswy 6 years ago. Pictured from left are Oliver Charteris, Marcee Angus, Amira Chrteris and Dylan Cooper.
4. Jubilee celebrations in West View
Face painting was part of the fun at the 2012 Jubilee celebrations in West View. Joining in were (left to right) Ryan Keenan, Leon Thompson, Kieran Rowntree and Joshua Jones.
Photo: FRANK REID