Pupils and staff from St Matthew's Primary School, in Jarrow, prepare for a carol service at Park Road Methodist Church, in Bede Burn Road, in 1991.

Photo gallery of South Shields Christmas memories

It's now less than a month to Christmas Day.

So we thought we would get you in the mood by delving into the Shields Gazette's archives to find pictures from Christmases past. Remember you can buy copies of all our staff pictures by logging on here.

The annual camel parade through South Shields is a relatively new addition to the town's festive celebrations. This pictures was taken in 2014.

1. Camel parade

The annual camel parade through South Shields is a relatively new addition to the town's festive celebrations. This pictures was taken in 2014.
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Pupils and staff from St Matthew's Primary School, in Jarrow, prepare for a carol service at Park Road Methodist Church, in Bede Burn Road, in 1991.

2. Carol service

Pupils and staff from St Matthew's Primary School, in Jarrow, prepare for a carol service at Park Road Methodist Church, in Bede Burn Road, in 1991.
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Christmas babies at South Tyneside District Hospital in 2012. Pictured with midwives Anne Mackay and Mandy Jackson are, from left, baby Rashid, Holly Mitchell and Elise Walker.

3. New arrivals

Christmas babies at South Tyneside District Hospital in 2012. Pictured with midwives Anne Mackay and Mandy Jackson are, from left, baby Rashid, Holly Mitchell and Elise Walker.
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Festive lights adorn Green Street, in South Shields, in 1968.

4. Lighting the way

Festive lights adorn Green Street, in South Shields, in 1968.
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