As promised, here’s another selection of photos featuring some of South Tyneside’s best known and best loved amateur dramatic actors and actresses.
Featuring members of the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society, they show the men, women and boys and girls who entertained audiences over the years with their renditions of a whole host of popular stage shows, such as South Pacific and Chicago.
It’s easy to understand how the songs, the music, the drama and the thrill of seeing a lavish production on their doorstep, attracted audiences in their droves.
Were you a member of the society?
What was the best stage show you took part in?