We enter the world of work today, and we turn the spotlight on some of the people who helped the wheels of industry turn on South Tyneside.
There was certainly a big workforce at the premises of J & J Fashions, but does anyone remember when this photograph was taken?
How many of the people pictured do you recognise? What was it like working there?
In October 1986, the Gazette’s photographer visited Burgess Industrial Silencing Ltd to capture three new apprentices being shown how to operate a burning machine. Do you know them?
Finally, we’ve pictures taken at the Ferrograph factory, one showing a coil winding operative and the other a test laboratory worker.
Did you work there? We’d love to hear your memories of it.