10 incredible photos showing life in South Tyneside in 1978

Let's take things back to South Tyneside in 1978.

Cast your minds back to the year when John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were number one, when Abba asked us to take a chance on them and when the new bakery opened in Binns in South Shields.

It’s the year when a Scalextric grand prix came to Shields and six Whitburn gymnasts competed in the British under-15 championships.

Who needs more hints? The amazing sounds of Kate Bush topped the charts with Wuthering Heights while Dallas and Grange Hill had us glued to the screens.

It’s 1978! And here’s 10 local reminders for you.