Nine retro photos to remind you of life in South Tyneside in 2009

Let’s take a trip down South Tyneside’s memory lane.

What do a South Shields beard shave, a charity bike ride, a school cafe and a pancake race have in common?

The answer is – they were all photographed by the Shields Gazette in 2009 and here is the proof.

We are putting the people of South Tyneside in the spotlight by focusing on some great scenes from 12 years ago.

Were you pictured at the South Tyneside Summer Festival or in a park in Cleadon?

Did we get you on camera at the Boldon prom? We have all this and more in our retro spread so why not join us as we step back in time.