Working and marching in days gone by

Draughtsmen from John Readhead and Sons.
Draughtsmen from John Readhead and Sons.

Today’s nostalgia page features photos showing working and social life on South Tyneside over the years.

They range from the 1950s, through to the 1970s, and include workers doing a variety of jobs.

A section of the anti-pay pause demonstration, organised by South Shields Labour Party and Trades Council, pictured approaching Ocean Road on the way to the Town Hall.

A section of the anti-pay pause demonstration, organised by South Shields Labour Party and Trades Council, pictured approaching Ocean Road on the way to the Town Hall.

They include carrying out MOTs, as well as others who were staging a protest march, complete with placards.

Members of the South Shields Labour Party and Trades Council can be seen marching on an anti-pay pause demonstration.

And militant mothers are pictured haranguing education officials outside of Perth Green Secondary School.

There is also a great image, from April 1957, showing workers, some with bikes, heading home after getting “back to normal” – presumably from industrial action!

Workmen get on their bikes in April 1957.

Workmen get on their bikes in April 1957.

Do you recognise any of the people in our pictures?

Email me at peter.french@jpress.co.uk.

A stretch of the electrified railway between Jarrow and South Shields where the track is being sand "blanketed" in October 1954.

A stretch of the electrified railway between Jarrow and South Shields where the track is being sand "blanketed" in October 1954.

Ministry of Transport officials making on-the-spot test of private cars at South Shields in April 1963.

Ministry of Transport officials making on-the-spot test of private cars at South Shields in April 1963.

Militant mothers mill round one of the cars carrying education officials to Perth Green Secondary School in December 1971.

Militant mothers mill round one of the cars carrying education officials to Perth Green Secondary School in December 1971.