Recalling Masons the chemist in South Shields

Paying a visit to the chemist was often greeted with mixed emotions.

Heaven and Hell.

South Shields singer in heavy metal Heaven

For many people, the punk movement was not so much about the outrageous clothes and hair cuts, or even the bands (though they were undeniably important), but more about the fact that they could turn their hand to producing their very own brand of DIY music.

Above, Monkton School pupils, left to right,   Amanda Smith, Suzanne Irving, Julie Manston, Christopher Driver, Simon Baker, Gary Leadbitter, Simon Patrick, Caroline Jackson, Michael Stobbs and Gillian Hogg playing kickball in May, 1988.  Inset, paying into the school bank  at Toner Avenue, Hebburn, in March 1976.

South Tyneside school was ‘first class’

When it comes to school days, former pupils of Monkton School gave their time there top marks.

Members of  Trinity House Senior Youth Club, pictured in 1988.

The enduring love of a South Shields’ centre

Our photographic trip back in time to Trinity House Youth Centre certainly proved popular with a lot of you, including one reader who went there, fell in love, got married ... and is now celebrating 45 years together.

Where are they now? How many of the children featured in this weeks photo selection do you recognise?

Playtime fun in the 1970s and 80s

Oh what fun we used to have when we were young.

The Market Place in South Shields.

South Shields market had it all

It would seem that you could buy just about anything you wanted at South Shields market, judging by the comments you posted following the publication of our photo on Facebook.

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Binns staff from 1963.

Working at Binns in South Shields

The last few articles about shops in South Shields, and Binns in particular, have unearthed a rich seam of memories.

Biddick Hall  Junior Mixed School in 1958.

South Tynesiders hark back to their school days

The wonderfully evocative old photo of children in the cloakroom of Biddick Hall Junior Mixed School, posted on Facebook, certainly brought back a lot of memories – some good, some not so good.

Pupils from Toner Avenue Nursery Infant School meet Native Americans in July 1987.

When East met West on South Tyneside

It’s not every day that you get to meet with native Americans, in full regalia, in South Tyneside, but that’s what happened to pupils at Toner Avenue Nursery Infant School in 1987.

Trinity House Senior Youth Club members help improve the Laygate centre in 1988.

South Shields’ Trinity House in the spotlight

Today we shine the spotlight on Trinity House Youth Centre, and just some of the youngsters who have taken part in the many and varied events organised by the facility over the years.

W H Smith, in King Street, in July 1979.

Buying records in South Shields

Many people thought that the advent of the CD, and later, the musical download, had well and truly sounded the death knell of the vinyl record.

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Jimi Hendrix performs at The New Cellar in one of the few existing photos from the gig

You remember when Hendrix played South Shields

The Gazette’s story earlier this week marking the 50th anniversary of the day that rock music legend Jimi Hendrix played a gig in South Shields, encouraged a lot of readers to go online with their thoughts and memories.

Part  of the crowd that attended a gala at the South Shields Stadium in September 1963. About 16,000 people turned up for a preview of the new amenities there.

When thousands flocked to South Shields Stadium

The photo of the South Shields Stadium, taken on September 23, 1963, certainly generated a lot of interest among readers when we posted it on Facebook recently.

Jimi Hendrix performs at The New Cellar in one of the few existing photos from the gig

When Jimi Hendrix rocked South Shields – 50 years ago today

He is regarded as one of rock’n’roll’s greats and still attracts legions of fans born decades after his untimely death.

J Barbour and Sons' new factory at Simonside. in  August 1957.

What are your memories of working for Barbour in South Shields?

People from all over the world can thank garment workers in South Shields for providing them with a touch of class when it comes to fashionable and hard-wearing clothing.

The official opening of the Value Stores shop in Frederick Street, South Shields, on July 2, 1969.

Recalling Value Stores in South Shields

In the days before Aldi and Lidl, South Shields had its own cut-price shops, Value Stores.

One of the much-talked about steamroller pulling events at Harton Comprehensive School.

Full steam ahead at Harton School

It was a case of full steam ahead when we featured, in Time Of Our Lives and on Facebook, a photo of Harton Comprehensive School pupils pulling a steamroller.

Shopping in Binns electrical goods department, in South Shields, in June 1979.

Buying Famous Five books at Binns in South Shields

Our articles on Binns, in South Shields, has certainly revived fond memories for so many readers.

Back in July 1986  pupils at Boldon Comprehensive School were preparing to stage All the King's Men, a play set in the time of the English Civil War.

Going back to Boldon Comp

Pupils at Boldon Comprehensive School certainly enjoyed dressing up and treading the boards judging by some of the photographs plucked from the Gazette’s archives.

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Harton School  Year Seven footballers in  February 1993 .

Harking back to South Shields’ Harton School

There’s a real lucky bag feel to this week’s picture selection, which turns the spotlight on Harton Comprehensive School.

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