9 retro photos which show what a talented lot you South Tyneside writers are - but are you pictured?
A special national day devoted to writing arrives next week.
And South Tyneside certainly has its fair share of talented writers if these archive photos from across the borough are anything to go by.
We found lots of pictures of people displaying their creative side in this selection of images.
From Boldon Lane to Jarrow School and St Wilfrid’s RC College, we have writing scenes from the past for you to enjoy as we get ready for the National Day On Writing which will be with us on October 20.