Do you remember these South Tyneside shops?

Woolworth's in Jarrow.
Woolworth's in Jarrow.

Long before the days of Amazon, eBay and online purchases, we used to do our shopping the old fashioned way – popping down town to our favourite stores.

Today we feature a small selection of shops from South Tyneside, including Woolworth’s.

Memory Lane  October 1984     
Frederick Street  The Hobby Shop

Memory Lane October 1984 Frederick Street The Hobby Shop

And we start with the once popular store, and a picture taken in Jarrow.

There’s no date on the photo, so if you recognise yourself or anyone in the picture, perhaps you can name the year.

As you know, Woolworth’s used to sell everything imaginable, and used to be so popular. What did you like about shopping there?

Talking of selling everything, take a look at the choice of items available at the two smaller shops shown here.

Memory Lane   July 1984    
Buyproducts Discount Centre  Frederick Street   shopping

Memory Lane July 1984 Buyproducts Discount Centre Frederick Street shopping

What can you tell me about these?