They were taken at a time of redevelopment for the town centre and show areas such as Coronation Street and Keppel Street.
We have nine reminders for you. Do you remember when it looked like this?
Take a look and reminisce on how much the area has changed over the years.
1. Back to 2004
A time of redevelopment for South Shields. How much has this scene changed?
2. A flashback to 2004
What are your memories of South Tyneside in the early 2000s?
3. Photos from 16 years ago
Our photographer took a whole selection of photos at the time of the redevelopment of the town centre 16 years ago.
4. A reminder of 2004
Share your memories of South Tyneside in the early 2000s.