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They will not be forgotten

Today historian Dorothy Ramser concludes her tribute to the brave South Tynesiders who fought and died in Normandy in the aftermath of the D-Day landings which took place 75 years ago.

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Preparing for D-Day.

When D-Day dawned for South Shields sergeant

As we prepare to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy during the Second World War, historian and regular contributor Dorothy Ramser takes a personal look-back at the momentous military operation – in which her father, Sergeant MI Dickson, took part.

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Shipworkers on their way home in 1957.

Memories of ‘meeting dad’ at local pit gates

Pictured in April 1957, our main image shows workers leaving Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co. but the scene would have been familiar to anybody standing outside one of the many shipyards, pits, steelworks or heavy engineering plants here in the North East at that time.

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Alan Forrest, chairman of South Shields United Swimming Club, before club members took part in the club's annual gala at Derby Street Baths in  October 1965 .

Making a splash at Derby Street baths

Jumping off a “horrible tall” diving platform and playing truant from school are just two of the memories readers recalled when we featured a photo of a South Shields swimming baths recently.

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