We have a famous face from the borough who was pictured after completing the Great North Run.
And we have reminders of the Great North Dog Walk in that year as well as a fashion show and sporting scenes.
Have a browse through our archive photos and then get in touch to share your own memories.
9. Racing along King Street
The 2012 pancake race in King Street. Does this bring back memories?
10. Fashion on show
The Shields Gazette fashion show at the Customs House in 2012. Were you there?
Photo: Stu Norton
11. Share your own 2012 memories
It was a big year for the UK with the Olympics in London but what are your memories of life closer to home? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]