Getting to grips with work in South Tyneside

Jim McIntosh, projectionist, demonstrates new projection equipment to some of the newsboy and girls at the cinema in  February 1980.
Jim McIntosh, projectionist, demonstrates new projection equipment to some of the newsboy and girls at the cinema in February 1980.

We’ve got people from all “works” of life in this week’s picture spread.

How many former newsboys and girls remember going to the cinema in 1980 and being shown the “new projection equipment” by Jim McIntosh?

YTS trainees at Amarc with a salmon cage in  March 1988.

YTS trainees at Amarc with a salmon cage in March 1988.

Do you know which cinema it was?

And how many of these young YTS trainees do you recognise when they were photographed at AMARC in 1988?

The young student featured was pictured at South Shields Maternity Hospital in 1970 while, in the same year, these policewomen were showing off the force’s new uniform.

Delving further back in time, we have a civic visit of the extension to the Cigarette Components factory in Jarrow.

Mr Ty McGurk behind the counter in his sports shop, at the Nook in   November 1971.

Mr Ty McGurk behind the counter in his sports shop, at the Nook in November 1971.

Finally, here’s Ty McGurk behind the counter of his sports shop in The Nook, South Shields.

Visiting Cigarette Components' new extensions.

Visiting Cigarette Components' new extensions.

Showing off the new uniform for Northumberland policewomen in 1970.

Showing off the new uniform for Northumberland policewomen in 1970.

Teaching at South Shields Maternity Hospital in 1970.

Teaching at South Shields Maternity Hospital in 1970.