‘New technology’ arrives in South Tyneside

The world of work has changed beyond all recognition since many of these photographs were taken on South Tyneside in the 1960s and ’70s.

Trench warfare at Ypres during World War One.

The South Shields man who was hidden for two years to avoid war

Local historian Dorothy Ramser has provided us with many remarkable stories over the years.

The South Shields Cleadonaires on the march.

The birth of a South Tyneside jazz band

Over the years, thousands of South Tyneside youngsters have been involved in juvenile jazz bands.

March 1959 and Marsden beach at the peak of the holiday season.

Recalling ‘olden days’ in Shields with affection

As the summer slips into autumn, we might be forgiven for asking “what summer?”

Steve Wright and Mike Read at the  July 1984  Radio One Roadshow.

When Radio One Roadshow came to Shields

The Radio One Roadshow was a big thing in its day.

Helping to keep the streets of South Tyneside clean and tidy in days gone by.

Were the ‘good old days’ really that good?

You had plenty to say when we said “people talk about the ‘good old days’, but were they really that good?”.

Pupil Sarah Shiel accepts the keys to a new minibus from deputy head Edward Brett, at Whitburn Comprehensive School.

Schoolchildren celebrate purchase of jumbulance and mini bus

We’ve got a sea of faces on today’s page, with lots of schoolchildren for you to pick out.

The Brigantine pub.

Toasting the Brigantine pub

Many of you were left toasting the old Brigantine pub and the memories it brought back when we featured a photo of the well-known South Shields watering hole recently.

Runners at the end of the 2004 race.

Watch: Collection of pictures from previous Great North Runs

We've raided our archives to welcome the 37th Great North Run this weekend.

Cleadon Marines Band leading the parade of jazz bands.

Photographer to focus on local jazz bands

Following our recent juvenile jazz band features, ex-South Shields man Terry Graham got in touch regarding an idea for a photographic project he has in mind.

Morganite Resistors in   February 1960.

Clocking on at South Tyneside works

Did you or anyone you know, friends or relatives, work in one of the South Tyneside factories featured in today’s picture spread?

Members of the 8th South Shields Company, the Boys Brigade, with the Reverend  B Scott, minister of Westoe Road Baptist Church.

Great times with South Shields’ Boys Brigade

Oh boy! What great memories came to light when we featured a photo of members of the 8th South Shields Company, the Boys Brigade, being presented with Queen’s Badges in South Shields.

Champs Sports and Leisure Wear shop.

The evolving face of Champs shop in South Shields

You were quick off the mark to comment about an old picture of Champs, the former sports and leisure wear store in South Shields when we featured it on the Gazette’s Facebook page.

The old and new General Havelock pubs.

Happy times at both General Havelock pubs

Memories of the General Havelock pub, both the old and the new, came flooding back when we featured a photo of both of them on the Gazette’s Facebook page.

Brownies annual swimming gala held in Stanhope Road baths in  June 1988.  Left, the Divisional commisioner for the Guides Mrs Dianne Burton and right, organiser Mrs Joan Bailie.

Being a Brownie on South Tyneside

I was really pleased that so many of you responded to a picture of South Shields Brownies taking part in a swimming gala in 1988 which was posted on the Gazette’s Facebook page recently.

Bck in  July 1971  drummers of Hebburn Crusaders Jazz Band practice before the jazz band carnival at Hebburn Civic Centre.

South Tyneside’s juvenile jazz band stars

So how many South Tyneside juvenile/junior jazz bands from the past can you name?

Memory Lane  Demolishing the last staith at Tyne Dock

When the arches dripped with coal-black water

Most people would use an umbrella to ward off the rain, but those passing under the Arches, in Tyne Dock, in days gone by, had brollies for a different reason – to protect themselves from dirty coal-blackened water.

Bowling picture mystery.

Can you help solve photo mystery?

Old photographs can be a great source of enjoyment – as well as frustration!

Shaking a hookey mat in years gone by.

Remember the Tyne Dock railway cottages?

They stood for 100 years, and although the railway cottages at Tyne Dock have now gone, they’re not forgotten.

Children's toy stamps issued by the Royal Mail

Stickle Bricks, Action Man and Spirograph stamps among new Royal Mail issue featuring classic children's toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
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