Taking to the slopes for winter thrills and spills

With the Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea, we take a look back at some of South Tyneside's own cold-weather sports.

The pictures in our nostalgia slideshow were taken around the borough over a period of more than 40 years.

Two young boys and their dog enjoy the first snowfall of December 1967.

Two young boys and their dog enjoy the first snowfall of December 1967.

But one thing hasn't changed - people love to have fun in the snow!