So many scenes from 40 years ago but how many do you remember?
So many scenes from 40 years ago but how many do you remember?

What life was like in South Shields and elsewhere in South Tyneside was like in 1982 - trolley dash at Hintons and the last day of the Savoy cinema among memories from 40 years ago

From the end of the Savoy cinema to a trolley dash in Hintons – it’s hard to believe it is 40 years since they were in the news.

Sunday, 2nd January 2022, 12:12 pm

But it really was 1982 when all these Shields Gazette archive photos were taken.

We also have reminders of Boldon Colliery Brass Band setting off on a coach for a competition and South Shields Cub Scouts at Brownsea Hall.

Add in flooding on Fowler Street, a 1982 view of the lounge at South Shields Labour Club and crowds in the South Shields Market Place and it makes up a real connection of life on South Tyneside four decades ago.

Does it bring back memories? The only way to find out is by taking a look for yourselves.

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