People spent their time in bars, on the beach, taking a look at the shops and watching the latest films.
We hope you enjoy these photo reminders from the Shields Gazette archives of life in the 1960s.
1. A trip to the gala
Galas and fairs always had something good to offer and here’s one at the South Shields stadium in the summer of 1963. Photo: Shields Gazette
2. Watching the ships in 1964
Under the shadow of the ships and cranes of Swan Hunters shipyard, a Hebburn family enjoy a picnic in the King George playing fields in 1964. Photo: Shields Gazette
3. Taking in a film
How about a trip to the pictures. The Odeon was showing ‘It’s Trad, Dad’ in this 1962 movie starring Helen Shapiro, Chubby Checker and Gene Vincent. Photo: Shields Gazette
4. A chance to relax in the Jarrow sun
These youngsters were taking it easy in Monkton Dene Park, Jarrow. in 1962. Photo: Shields Gazette