Shopping for luxuries and life’s essentials on South Tyneside

Maxwells -  Do It Yourself shop in Boldon Lane, which was formerly the Boldon Co-op store.
Maxwells - Do It Yourself shop in Boldon Lane, which was formerly the Boldon Co-op store.

When it comes to shopping, there are some things we would like to buy and others that we simply have to buy – the essentials in life.

You know how it is ... everyone likes to treat themselves now and again, so a trip to the shops to buy a little luxury for yourself or your home is fine, but shopping for an essential “this” or a replacement “that” can be a bit of a bind.

A section of Jackson the Tailors new premises at King Street. in 1966.

A section of Jackson the Tailors new premises at King Street. in 1966.

Talking of spending your hard-earned, today we’ve unearthed a few old photographs of shops and a builder’s premises here on South Tyneside.

Do you remember paying any of them a visit?

What were the stores you particularly liked visiting and why?

Callers store at The Nook in 1984.

Callers store at The Nook in 1984.