Jarrow shopping centre

In pictures: When Jarrow's new shopping mall became the UK's first Arndale Centre

This week’s pictorial nostalgia trip takes us back to the days when most people went out for a daily shop rather than staying at home and buying things from the internet.

Jarrow became home to the UK's first American-style Arndale Centre when it opened in 1961 - and, as The Viking Centre, it's still going strong. Take a look back through these pictures from our photographic archive and see how many of the shops you remember.

Who remembers Lipton's store in Jarrow? Here it was having a closing down sale? Does anyone remember the date?

1. Last days of Liptons

Who remembers Lipton's store in Jarrow? Here it was having a closing down sale? Does anyone remember the date?
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This mum and child were off to the shops in Grange Road, Jarrow, which is part of the new shopping centre.

2. Off to the shops

This mum and child were off to the shops in Grange Road, Jarrow, which is part of the new shopping centre.
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A spot of window shopping at what was now known as the Viking Precinct in 1985.

3. Anything you fancy?

A spot of window shopping at what was now known as the Viking Precinct in 1985.
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This couple had their best top coats on to go shopping in 1973.

4. All dressed up

This couple had their best top coats on to go shopping in 1973.
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