Schoolyard fun among our pictures from yesteryear

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy  November 1970  no old ref number  
Children in the playground.
Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy November 1970 no old ref number Children in the playground.

As ever, we’ve got some great old photos to entertain you with today.

They include the picture immediately to the right which was taken in July 1970, showing the official opening of the Bede Gallery, in Springfield Park, Jarrow.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy  July 1970  no old ref number    
Official opening of the Bede Galley in Springfield Park, Jarrow.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy July 1970 no old ref number Official opening of the Bede Galley in Springfield Park, Jarrow.

Also from that year (far right) is this marvellous photo of children playing in the schoolyard. Do you recognise the school and any of the youngsters pictured?

What are your memories of school ‘play time’ and the games you used to play?

Who remembers playing tig, hop-scotch, two-baller, what time is it Mr Wolf? or itchy bay – or indeed any of the many other games that youngsters used to play during break time over the years?

Taken seven years after the playground shot, two of South Tyneside paviors were photographed at work.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy  January 1977 no old ref number   
Two of South Tyneside's paviors at work, John Gibson (left) and Joe Dougal relaying pavements at Redwell Lane, South Shields.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy January 1977 no old ref number Two of South Tyneside's paviors at work, John Gibson (left) and Joe Dougal relaying pavements at Redwell Lane, South Shields.

John Gibson (left) and Joe Dougal can be seen relaying pavements at Redwell Lane, South Shields. What can you tell me about the two workers?

Next to them is a picture of the ferryboat Thomas Richardson, which ran between South Shields and North Shields, from 1906 to 1930. Do you remember using the ferry?

Back in December, 1974, Parkside Bowling Club club president James Stonehouse and Thomas Dawson, club chairman, were pictured with the Marshall Trophy, which was on show at the club’s annual presentation dinner. The club won the trophy in August of that year, becoming county champions.

We’ve also unearthed a picture of Jarrow Howdon Ferry, from August 1967 and West Harton sub post office, in Boldon Lane, South Shields, taken in December 1970.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy no date no old ref number    
The ferryboat Thomas Richardson which ran between  South Shields and North Shields from 1906 to 1930.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy no date no old ref number The ferryboat Thomas Richardson which ran between South Shields and North Shields from 1906 to 1930.

As always, I’d love to hear your memories relating to any of the pictures featured.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy  December 1974  no old ref number  
Parkside Bowling Club club president, Mr James Stonehouse and Mr Thomas Dawson, club chairman with the Marshall Trophy, which was on show at the club's annual presentation dinner.  The club won the trophy in August becoming County champions.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy December 1974 no old ref number Parkside Bowling Club club president, Mr James Stonehouse and Mr Thomas Dawson, club chairman with the Marshall Trophy, which was on show at the club's annual presentation dinner. The club won the trophy in August becoming County champions.

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy December 1970  no old ref number 
West Harton sub post office in Boldon Lane, South Shields,

Shields Gazette Memory Lane scanned copy December 1970 no old ref number West Harton sub post office in Boldon Lane, South Shields,