Losing weight while collecting food on South Tyneside

Today we've got a selection of photos from the 70s and 80s, that reveal how some things haven't changed despite the passing years.

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 9:03 am
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 8:41 am
Cub Scouts of the 22nd South Shields group prepare to leave the Brownsea Hall for a Cub open day in London in  July 1972 .
Cub Scouts of the 22nd South Shields group prepare to leave the Brownsea Hall for a Cub open day in London in July 1972 .

Not only are we still trying to lose weight (how has watching your weight changed over the years?), we’re also, sadly, still collecting cans and other foodstuffs for those who can’t afford to pay for the weekly shop. On a cheerier note, youngsters continue to enjoy the boy scout lifestyle, and, as with these youngsters, head off on day trips and camps. What was your favourite? Also, hardy souls are still “pushing the boat out” for good causes by taking part in raft races up and down the North East coast. How many people pictured do you recognise?

It's August 1985 and here's a raft race ready to be run. Were you in it?
In December 1973 members of Jarrow and Hebburn Road Table, Alex Greener (left) and Bob McDougal, were preparing food parcels which will be distributed to needy people of Jarrow and Hebburn.

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It's August 1985 and here's a raft race ready to be run. Were you in it?
In December 1973 members of Jarrow and Hebburn Road Table, Alex Greener (left) and Bob McDougal, were preparing food parcels which will be distributed to needy people of Jarrow and Hebburn.