Funny how you wait for a particular bus and then two of them come along together.
So it was, sort of, when I picked out two pictures from our photo archive.
For they both featured South Tynesiders dressed as Native American Indians.
One showed youngsters from the Westoe Cubs, who in 1986 were “on the warpath” to celebrate 70 years of scouting.
The other, taken in 1976, shows members of The John Wright Centre Drama Group, decked out in Indian attire, in readiness to perform the play Hiawatha.
Elsewhere, we have a picture of the ‘mixed lounge’ in the new South Shields Legion and Workingmen’s Club,in 1966.
And last but not least, we fast forward to 1986, and fishmonger Pete Mackay offering free samples of the latest important delicacy - battered squid rings!