Blasts from the past: From dressing up as Native Americans to free squid rings

Westoe Cubs dressed as Native American Indians in 1986 to celebrate 70 years of scouting.
Westoe Cubs dressed as Native American Indians in 1986 to celebrate 70 years of scouting.
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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.

The cast of the John Wright Centre Drama Group, who performed Hiawatha in 1976.

The cast of the John Wright Centre Drama Group, who performed Hiawatha in 1976.

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.

The new South Shields Legion and Workingmen's Club in October 1966.

The new South Shields Legion and Workingmen's Club in October 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!

Fishmonger Pete Mackay of Pete's fresh fish shop in Dean Road with one of the latest imports, squid rings.

Fishmonger Pete Mackay of Pete's fresh fish shop in Dean Road with one of the latest imports, squid rings.