We asked the Gazette readers to share their favourite spots in South Tyneside for spending their childhood weekends.
From something sweet and fizzy at the American soda bar to a plodge at the seaside – here are some of your top picks.
1. Shopping in King Street
King Street pictured here in 1981. Keith Nicol said: "Geordie Jeans shop on King Street back in the day."
The shopping favourite, pictured here in 1968. Amy McDowell said: "I used to get a big pick 'n' mix from Woollies."
Photo: Shields Gazette
The Binns team pictured here in 1977, on the firm's 50th anniversary in South Shields. Debra Mason said: "A wander around King Street, going into Binns with my Mam and Dad."
4. The fair
Having a great time on the Lunajet ride in 1974.