We’re out on the streets of South Shields for this week’s picture special, with pictures of people, places and vehicles from the 1950s and the 1960s.
In January 1952 the town’s Corporation bus crews were on strike, presumably leading to reduced services and delays, judging by the length of the queue seen forming in the street. And there were delays of a different kind in 1963, as the jib of a new crane being assembled at Redhead’s, caused traffic to come to a halt in town.
Workmen were also busy, in June 5, when they were pictured resurfacing the King Street end of Waterloo Vale.
And what was going on outside Binns in April 1965 when people gathered on the pavement?
Mind you, the cars were being filled up and ready to roll at the South Shields Service Station in 1962.