The buildings facing the bulldozer once houses businesses such as Mothercare and chocolate shop Thorntons.
But which of these other demolished buildings do you remember from South Tyneside’s past? How about the Chillingham Arms or Queens Road Day Centre?
What about West Park Community Centre or the Gaslight pub in Jarrow?
We have reminders of them all on the day the demolition was under way. Take a look.
1. A flashback to 2013
The demolition of the former Queens Road Day Centre. Remember this from 2013?
Photo: Tim Richardson
2. A classroom reminder from 2010
The demolition of the former Jarrow School 12 years ago.
3. On site in Laygate Lane
The end of the road for the former Cawkwells shop in Laygate Lane in 2004. Remember it?
4. It was 19 years ago
A close-up on the demolition of the West Park Community Centre in 2003.