Picture special: All the fun at the YMCA in South Shields

Members of South Shields YMCA Judo Club with prizes won in recent judo competition.  Front: Maureen West and Phillip Leaske. March 1979.
Members of South Shields YMCA Judo Club with prizes won in recent judo competition. Front: Maureen West and Phillip Leaske. March 1979.

There are many ways to have a good time at the YMCA.

So we’ve taken a trip down memory lane to see what you used to get up to across the borough.

Netball, rugby, judo and music - they really did have it all.

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See if you can spot yourself in our memory lane pictures today.

Were you a young musician or sports fan growing up in South Tyneside?

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If you spent any time at the YMCA we may have caught you on camera!

Contact our nostalgia correspondent Peter French if you have a memory you would like to share.