Photo gallery of South Shields Christmas memories

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

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018, 15:57
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.

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.
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.
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.
Festive lights adorn Green Street, in South Shields, in 1968.
The Nativity cast at Lord Blyton Primary School, in South Shields, in 2011.

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Just some of the members of the Perth Green Day Centre for the elderly with handicrafts which were on sale at a 1982 Christmas fundraising fair held at the Jarrow Centre.
St Joseph's Primary School, in Jarrow, hosts its Nativity play in 2013.
A bustling King Street, South Shields, over the Christmas period in 1988.
The cast of the Nativity play at Biddick Hall Junior School, in South Shields, in 2013.
And after December 25 comes the post-Christmas sales. Here's a queue outside Binns, in South Shields, in 1975.