Nostalgia

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More of your memories from shopping in South Shields

Readers were more than happy to ‘chip’ in with their recollections when I asked them for their memories of Carricks in South Shields.

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Plessey workers leaving a meeting at the Unionist Club, South Shields in March 1969 . Do you know what they were meeting about? Were you there?

Recalling happy times at Plessey’s factory in South Shields

The memories came flooding back when former Plessey’s employees got together for a reunion at Brigham’s.

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David Barber's mam and the washing machine he mentions in his Facebook post.

Luxury of a built-in mangle in new South Tyneside home

Imagine travelling back in time to the days when people did their washing using poss tubs and mangles, and their cooking on the most basic of stoves.

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Duke Ellington and his big band.

Chicago radio DJ tunes in to South Shields

Music has always had the ability to cross borders, to spread from land to land and people to people, irrespective of language and culture.

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How many of these haunted buildings have you been to?

10 of the most haunted buildings in the North East of England

The UK in general has many renowned haunted houses, castles and pubs, but the North of England is an area which boasts a large number of these spooky buildings.
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Sailors on an arctic convoy ship.

The part these South Shields sailors played in the Second World War

Today local historian Dorothy Ramser concludes her story about two South Shields seamen who heroically stayed aboard their stricken ship, torpedoed by the Germans during an Arctic convoy run in the Second World War, in order to help their injured comrades.

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Sailing on one of the Russian convoy ships.

South Shields sailors risked their lives to save others

Wartime produces so many heroes and heroines, yet their daring deeds are sometimes forgotten with the passing of time.

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Arbeia Roman Fort West Gate anniversary.'From left Head of Collections and Research at Tyne and Wear Archives Nick Hodgson with retired senior curator at Tyne and Wear Museums Paul Bidwell

Arbeia’s landmark gatehouse celebrates 30th anniversary

A key feature of South Shields’ Roman fort is celebrating a milestone.

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The Focus cinema.

Golden memories of South Tyneside’s old cinemas

It’s fair to say that the silver screen brought back some golden memories when we posted a picture of an old South Tyneside cinema on social media recently.

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Remembering the days of the Girls Venture Corps

Most people will be familiar with young people’s uniformed groups, such as the Scouts, the Guides and the Boys/Girls Brigade – but what about the Girls Venture Corps?

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Frank Patterson and the mystery man

Appeal to solve mystery over South Shields grandmother’s box of old pictures

We all like a good mystery story, especially if there’s a satisfactory conclusion at the end.

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How many faces on this old team photo do you recognise?

More Marsden football memories - are you in our pictures?

Football has changed quite a bit since Jim Calvert was helping run Marsden CW Juniors football team – dedication that earned a testimonial match and a magnificent trophy in 1976 for his 30-plus years service to the club.

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The Gazette report telling of Marsden's tribute to Jim Calvert in 1976. Below, the paper's tribute upon his death in 1992.

Remembering the dedication of this South Tyneside football stalwart

The recent articles about a re-discovered cartoon, featuring members of Marsden Juniors football team has prompted reader Jeff Appleyard to get in touch.

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Making glass bottles.

The return of the returnable bottle?

We all thought we’d seen the last of the vinyl LP, but against all the odds, sales are steadily rising again.

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Making glass bottles.

Harking back to the days when it paid to recycle your glass bottles

We all thought we’d seen the last of the vinyl LP, but against all the odds, sales are steadily rising again.

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Pupils of Springfield Comprehesive, Jarrow, with a model of the Locksley Hall, built by Palmers of Hebburn.

Trevor’s bid to make Tyne model shipshape

A dedicated model-maker is hoping for help in his bid to breathe new life into a “rundown” replica of a ship built on the Tyne.

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NCB trainees. Do you know any of them?

When trainees prepared for life in a local coliery

Before the closure of the collieries, many lads would have spent their lives working as miners down the pit.

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Demonstrating in demand for women's votes.

Suffragette display at The Word

As you will know, it is 100 years ago since women (though not all of them) won the right to vote.

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Woolworths staff conga their way round the South Marine Park lake for Sport Relief in 1986.

When sporty South Tynesiders raised cash for good causes

With today representing the grand finale of this year’s Sport Relief fundraiser, culminating in a star-studded BBC show, here’s a selection of pictures from the past featuring South Tynesiders doing their bit to help others.

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Back in September 1978, Dawn Scott, 10, of Laygate Junior School, samples the return of free school milk.

Remembering the days of free school milk

As a lad, I always looked forward to the clank of crates being bumped along the school corridor, signalling the arrival of our daily bottles of milk.

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