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Memory Lane October1963  Jib of new crane being assembled at the shipyard of John Readhead and Sons Ltd.
Memory Lane October1963 Jib of new crane being assembled at the shipyard of John Readhead and Sons Ltd.

We’re out on the streets of South Shields for this week’s picture special, with pictures of people, places and vehicles from the 1950s and the 1960s.

In January 1952 the town’s Corporation bus crews were on strike, presumably leading to reduced services and delays, judging by the length of the queue seen forming in the street. And there were delays of a different kind in 1963, as the jib of a new crane being assembled at Redhead’s, caused traffic to come to a halt in town.

Queues form due tio a bus strike in  January 1952.

Queues form due tio a bus strike in January 1952.

Workmen were also busy, in June 5, when they were pictured resurfacing the King Street end of Waterloo Vale.

And what was going on outside Binns in April 1965 when people gathered on the pavement?

Mind you, the cars were being filled up and ready to roll at the South Shields Service Station in 1962.

Memory Lane June 1959  Corporation workmen resurfacing the King Street end of Waterloo Vale, one of the oldest streets in South Shields.

Memory Lane June 1959 Corporation workmen resurfacing the King Street end of Waterloo Vale, one of the oldest streets in South Shields.

It's  February 1962 and here's a picture of  South Shields Petrol Service Station, in Coronation Street. Do you remember it?

It's February 1962 and here's a picture of South Shields Petrol Service Station, in Coronation Street. Do you remember it?