Thanks to Newcastle Libraries the Shields Gaztte has access to some incredible photos from South Tyneside’s past.
So here are nine historic photos of the borough.
Let us know how much everything has changed since.
1. Ice skating
Photograph showing an indoor skating rink at South Shields taken in c.1910 with well dressed patrons posing for the photograph (Newcastle Libraries)
2. South Shields Rowing Club
Photograph of two boats and oarsmen from the South Shields Rowing Club taken in c.1910 (Newcastle Libraries)
3. South Shields tram
Photograph of Tram 3 on the Tyne Dock to Pierhead route stationary with people boarding. Shows the Empress Hotel on the right hand side (Newcastle Libraries)
4. Grange Road, Jarrow
Buildings which can be seen in the photograph are the Masonic Hall Sunderland and South Shields Water company the Town Hall and the Ben Lomond Hotel (Newcastle Libraries)