Here’s an interesting selection of pictures.
The photo below was taken in August, 1972, and shows the then-Mayor, Councillor Vincent Fitzpatrick, signing an public decency campaign petition, watched by the Mayoress and the Rev David Carter, the local organiser, at Town Hall.
The Mayor and Mayoress can also be seen (right) giving four members of South Shields Nautical Training Corps a civic send off.
The youngsters (left to right) Judith Armstrong, Verna Batey, Linda Tate and Sharon Holder, were travelling to TS Larvick, at Portsmouth, to form part of the crew of a 46-ton ketch for a voyage around the Channel Isalnds and along the French coast.
What can you tell me about their trip?
Elsewhere, pupils can be seen being shown a film back in 1970?
What can you tell me about them and the occasion?
Also do you recognise the dancers or remember Thompsons Televisions?