Take a trip down memory lane to South Shields’ shops of yesteryear

King Street in South Shields in February 1984.
King Street in South Shields in February 1984.

We thought you would like to take a look at a bit of retail therapy from the past this week.

It’s been well-documented how many of our favourite shops have disappeared from the high street over the last few years.

Famous names like Woolworth’s, BHS, Mothercare, Comet, Dixons and Blockbuster have vanished due to the rapidly changing retail landscape.

How many of the street scenes here do you recognise?