Pubs and clubs you may recognise

The  Alum House in February 1990.
The Alum House in February 1990.

Pubs and clubs come in all shapes and sizes, attracting a wide range of clientele.

Here are just a few of the many drinking establishment and “social centres” that existed on South Tyneside over the years.

The lounge of the Alberta Social Club, in which an exhibition of their work is being shown by members of Jarrow Art Club in March 1969.

The lounge of the Alberta Social Club, in which an exhibition of their work is being shown by members of Jarrow Art Club in March 1969.

The picture opposite shows the inside of the Alum House pub in 1990. The picture was taken in the February of that year, so what was the reason for the balloons behind the bar?

There are also images of the Alberta Social Club, in Jarrow, in which an art exhibition was being staged in 1969, and the concert room in the Northern Social Club, South Shields.

How many of the places and people pictured do you recognise?

The concert room in the Northern Social Club, South Shields, in  January 1964.

The concert room in the Northern Social Club, South Shields, in January 1964.