It's hard to believe 2004 was two decades ago but somehow it was.
What do you remember most about 2014? Did you have a child, get married or start a new job?
We'd dived into our archives and had a look at what was going on in South Tyneside in 2004.
Let's take a trip down memory and see who you can spot.
Read South Tyneside's news on the go with our free email newsletters - bringing the headlines to your inbox. Catch up on the day's news and sport and enjoy even more from your Gazette. Visit our website here to find out more and sign up.