Remember when a firework display cost just £50?

Amusement Park residents with their bonfire.

Amusement Park residents with their bonfire.

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Whether or not you got to a firework display over the weekend, here’s a selection of dazzling pictures from bonfire nights from years ago that are sure to spark your memories.

We start off with a great image from 1971 that was taken on the beach at the South Foreshore.

Five-year-old Emma Louise Lynn enjoys her sparklers at the Bents Park fireworks display.

Five-year-old Emma Louise Lynn enjoys her sparklers at the Bents Park fireworks display.

Built by residents of the Amusement Park, it was due to be set alight to the accompaniment of £50 worth of fireworks.

Do you remember building your own bonfires?

Ten years later and the picture above shows five-year-old Emma Louise Lynn enjoying her sparklers at the Bents Park fireworks display.

Across, to the right, the crowds were out in force in 1984 to marvel at the fireworks display at the South Marine Park.

A fireworks display at South Marine Park.

A fireworks display at South Marine Park.

Below, there are more sparklers and smiles on display when, in 1990, mum Irene Langley can be seen helping her daughter Sara Jane, with her sparkler, while to the right, four-year-old Andrew Banks is busy making patterns in the night sky all by himself.

Underneath this text is a photo taken in 1982, which shows Mr Douglas Matthews and his two-year- old nephew, Dean Matthews watching the fireworks display at Wood Terrace, South Shields.

How has bonfire night changed over the years? What were your favourite fireworks and how much did they cost when you used to buy them?

Please get in touch with your memories of bonfire night.

Douglas Matthews and his two-year-old nephew Dean watching the fireworks display at Wood Terrace, South Shields.

Douglas Matthews and his two-year-old nephew Dean watching the fireworks display at Wood Terrace, South Shields.

Irene Langley with daughter Sarah Jane, three, back in November 1990.  Watching on the right is Andrew Banks.

Irene Langley with daughter Sarah Jane, three, back in November 1990. Watching on the right is Andrew Banks.