Entertainment comes in all forms – for as well as the professionals pictured here, we have images of some talented locals.
The professionals come in the form of comedian Norman Collier, seen here on stage in what we think is one of South Shields parks, and local actress Ann Dover, who, back in April 1980, was about to appear on Emmerdale Farm as a VAT inspector.
From the Gazette’s Youth Notes of 1956 comes a portrait of young crooner Tom Duffy, pictured at the Tyne Dock Youth Club. Do you remember seeing him perform?
Meanwhile, putting on a show in 1993, were these dapper-looking South Shields Round Tablers.