The latest amusement in August 1979 was a train ride along the foreshore at South Shields. Does this bring back happy memories?
The latest amusement in August 1979 was a train ride along the foreshore at South Shields. Does this bring back happy memories?

Is this how you used to while away the hours on a South Tyneside staycation?

How would you have spent a South Tyneside August 40 years ago?

Sunday, 9th August 2020, 7:00 am

Would it have included a trip around the South Marine Park lake on a mini steam engine or joining in the football teach-in at Temple Park leisure centre?

Perhaps it would have included a trip to the music shop for the latest record, or a cuppa at Frankie’s.

Here are a series of nostalgic reminders of life in South Tyneside in the 1970s and 1980s.

See how many bring back memories for you.

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