Peter Canning's memories of a visit to South Shields in 1959.
Peter Canning's memories of a visit to South Shields in 1959.

Dodgems, dancing and jukeboxes - memories of South Tyneside in 1959

We are rocking back to 1959 for a flashback at the age of jukeboxes, sleek suits and dances at the fairground.

Peter Canning, who has strong connections to South Tyneside and has relatives here, gets our thanks for sharing this wonderful set of photos.

He took them on a visit to South Shields 62 years ago and they dodgem rides, a shooting range and youngsters having fun as they danced.

Peter, who now lives in Bedfordshire, first shared this collection of his own archive photos with us in 2020 and they were a huge hit with Gazette readers.

Let’s take another look and watch out for another selection of Peter’s pictures which he took on a visit in the late 1980s.

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