Leisure and pleasure activities on South Tyneside

Do you know the names of these smartly-dressed dancers?
Do you know the names of these smartly-dressed dancers?

Today’s dip into the photo archives produced a plethora of pictures relating to leisure and pleasure.

According to the information on the back of the bus photo, Edward Hall established Hall Bros in South Shields in 1930. No doubt the company had many a mystery tour.

South Shields Brownies, with Pauline  Kincaid of the Simonside Grouy throwing a spear..

South Shields Brownies, with Pauline Kincaid of the Simonside Grouy throwing a spear..

And there’s a mystery involving the identity of the people pictured in their finery. Do you recognise them and the occasion?

Also having a good time were these South Shields Brownies, who were taking part in their annual challenge at Cleadon in 1978.

Grappling fans will no doubt have been happy to see the two wrestlers pictured battling it out in the ring, and there were smiles all round when ‘bubbly’ Barbara Windsor handed over the keys of a new self-build home to a Marsden couple.

Hall's buses.

Hall's buses.