At work, rest and play

Ann Cunningham, home safety assistant with medicines handed in as part of a local campaign.
Ann Cunningham, home safety assistant with medicines handed in as part of a local campaign.

Back in March 1979 South Tyneside Home Safety Committee undertook a campaign aimed at recovering unwanted medicine and pills.

And judging by the haul pictured here, alongside the message “don’t hoard medicine”, it would appear to have been quite a success.

Mickey Pratt  Shields hairdresser pictured in 1970.

Mickey Pratt Shields hairdresser pictured in 1970.

Elsewhere we have photos showing South Tynesiders at work and at play.

The work comes in the form of Mickey Pratt’s expert handling of hair, while the play involves young hockey players from Mortimer School and draught-playing cubs from the 30th Cleadon All Saints Park.

How many of those pictured do you recognise?

Back in  March 1984 and  Gary Wright, left of 3rd St Michael's Pack was pcitutred playing David Hudson of the 30th Cleadon All Saints Pack in a draughts game in the South Shields Superpack Competiiton.

Back in March 1984 and Gary Wright, left of 3rd St Michael's Pack was pcitutred playing David Hudson of the 30th Cleadon All Saints Pack in a draughts game in the South Shields Superpack Competiiton.

Mortimers second year hockey team, winners of the South Shields and District Schools Hockey League. Back row left to right: Rosemary Den, coach; Hall, Waggott, Kelly (capt), M White, Hoy, Stelling. Front, left to right: Burn, Russell, Nur, C White, Prince, Wanless, Mackay.

Mortimers second year hockey team, winners of the South Shields and District Schools Hockey League. Back row left to right: Rosemary Den, coach; Hall, Waggott, Kelly (capt), M White, Hoy, Stelling. Front, left to right: Burn, Russell, Nur, C White, Prince, Wanless, Mackay.