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