Scenes from the borough from more than 30 years ago.
Scenes from the borough from more than 30 years ago.

How South Shields looked in the 1980s - pictures show snapshots of life in South Tyneside from more than 30 years ago

A former South Shields man has shared a selection of South Tyneside images of the past.

Friday, 24th December 2021, 9:56 am

Peter Canning, who now lives in Bedfordshire, first shared a collection of his own archive photos with us in 2020 and they were taken on a visit to South Shields in 1959.

Peter has also provided us with a reminder of how South Tyneside looked when he paid another visit to the borough in 1988 and 1989.

They show Marsden Grotto, South Shields town centre and plenty more besides.

How much has the area changed since then?

Peter told us:”My home has been in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire most of my life but I have clung on to being at least half a Tynesider.”

Our thanks go to Peter for a great set of retro photos. Join us as we travel into the past.

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