While online shopping may be becoming increasingly popular, sometimes you can't beat wandering the stores yourself - especially ones that are a bit different.
South Shields market is one such shopping gem, held in the traditional Market Square every Monday and Saturday, with the 18th century old Town Hall at its heart. Home to a varied array of stalls, including, toys, clothes, books and fresh fruit, the market is a great place to pick up a bargain. Here's a look at how it's evolved over the years.
1. Bargain hunting
Shoppers wander around the many market stalls on the hunt for a bargain in 1982 Photo: JPIMedia Resell
2. Slow trading
Business was slow on this rainy market day in South Shields Market Place in 1992 Photo: JPIMedia Resell
3. Huge variety
Shoppers had a great selection of products at their disposal, with everything from clothes and toys, to plants and household items Photo: JPIMedia
4. Retail therapy
Do you remember shopping here in the 1960s? Photo: JPIMedia Resell