They were happy times

15 happy Christmas memories 1980s kids from South Shields will remember from their childhood

Binns toy department, toilet roll angels and wearing a tea towel on your head - Christmas was a magical time in South Shields if you were born in the 1980s.

How many of these things can you remember?

Binns toy department, T&G Allan, Woolworths, Geordie Jeans for your Christmas clothes - what more did you need?

1. Being able to get all your Christmas shopping in Shields

Binns toy department, T&G Allan, Woolworths, Geordie Jeans for your Christmas clothes - what more did you need?
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Or getting a bit of tinsel to go round your head if your hair was deemed golden enough to be an angel.

2. Wearing a tea towel on your head in the school nativity play

Or getting a bit of tinsel to go round your head if your hair was deemed golden enough to be an angel.
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And visiting the amazing toy department in the basement!

3. Going to see Santa in Binns

And visiting the amazing toy department in the basement!
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Remember when we had all those little butcher's businesses in South Shields?

4. Being dragged round all the butcher's shops to find the best deal on a turkey

Remember when we had all those little butcher's businesses in South Shields?
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