Do these pictures revive memories of the past?

John and Nancy Reay, organisers of the Sports Week Inter Social Clubs Dance and Competition held at Elmfield Social Club in Hebburn in 1983.
John and Nancy Reay, organisers of the Sports Week Inter Social Clubs Dance and Competition held at Elmfield Social Club in Hebburn in 1983.

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.

Youngsters being shown a film back in the 1970s.

Youngsters being shown a film back in the 1970s.

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?

The Mayor of South Shields, Coun Vincent Fitzpatrick, signing an obscenity campaign petition watched by the Mayoress and local organiser the Rev David Carter at the Town Hall, in August 1972.

The Mayor of South Shields, Coun Vincent Fitzpatrick, signing an obscenity campaign petition watched by the Mayoress and local organiser the Rev David Carter at the Town Hall, in August 1972.

What can you tell me about them and the occasion?

Also do you recognise the dancers or remember Thompsons Televisions?

A civic send off for four members of South Shields Nautical Training Corps in 1972.  Pictured, from left with the Mayor and Mayoress, are Judith Armstrong, Verna Batey, Linda Tate and Sharon Holder.

A civic send off for four members of South Shields Nautical Training Corps in 1972. Pictured, from left with the Mayor and Mayoress, are Judith Armstrong, Verna Batey, Linda Tate and Sharon Holder.

The Thompsons Television store in Fowler Street, South Shields, pictured in September 1974.

The Thompsons Television store in Fowler Street, South Shields, pictured in September 1974.

Does anyone recognise these old ships, pictured on the River Tyne?

Does anyone recognise these old ships, pictured on the River Tyne?