Eight retro South Tyneside shipyard scenes - from South Shields' Readheads to Hebburn's Hawthorn Leslie

Let's take a look back at South Tyneside's shipbuilding past.

The shipyards of South Tyneside will hold many memories for people across the North East. Whether you worked in the offices or on the ships, the heyday of the shipyards affected so many workers.

Were you among them? What are your recollections of your time there?

Let’s see if these images from the Shields Gazette archives can jog your memory.