Who remembers the Philly Yard? Former worker shares his coal board memories

A former National Coal Board worker has recalled his time in the workshops - and hopes brings back memories for others.

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Chambers pictured in 1987.

Can you believe it’s 30 years since Sunderland nightclub Chambers opened?

Thirty years ago this month, a new addition to the Wearside nightclub scene opened.

The Seaburn Hotel.

The days when dinner dances went with a swing at the Seaburn Hotel

The Seaburn Hotel’s dinner dances were the place to be.

John McLelland and his new book.

U-boats and their sinister toll on Sunderland ships

Pallion-born John McLelland knows a lot about ships.


Watch our slideshow of shopping memories across the Sunderland area

Just about everybody loves a bit of shopping now and then – some more than others, and for some it is a definite no no.

Barry Clark and his sister June, pictured at Sydney Harbour this year.

Sunderland expat remembers train spotting, Wearmouth Colliery and the Joplings fire

A former Sunderland man shared memories of his childhood on Wearside - as he lapped the Australian sunshine.

The last line-up of mums to have their babies at Thorpe Maternity Hospital.

Who remembers the hooded trolley at Thorpe Hospital?

We were astonished at the response to our story all about Little Thorpe Maternity Hospital.

Church Street in Seaham which raised plenty of interest among Sunderland Echo readers.

Tasty meats and yummy cakes - your memories of Church Street in Seaham

Fabulous Nicholson’s cake shop and the toy store with the latest Hornby trains.

Sheila Smith on her wedding day, pictured with her father.

Sunderland man’s memories of wartime bomb blast

A Sunderland brother and sister - who lived through the Second World War - have had their stories re-told.


What are your memories of working 9 til 5 in Sunderland?

A few weeks ago our Monday Nostalgia picture spread featured a piece on the workers who built ships on the River Wear.

A colourful view of the Old Rectory at Houghton.

Take a look behind the doors of a historic Wearside building

A building with huge importance in a community’s history is opening for public viewing tomorrow.

One of the wards inside Thorpe Hospital.

The little hospital where every newborn baby got a kiss from the nurse

Wow, what a response!

Can you spot yourself in this line-up of prizewinning students at Houghton School in 1986.

Here’s why this class of ‘86 were in print

There were dozens of people in this photograph showing the good old days at Houghton School.

Robert Smith pictured in 1915.

Sunderland soldier survived on cabbage leaves and potato peelings

A Sunderland soldier endured torturous days in the First World War when he lived off scraps just to survive.


Watch: Slideshow of Sunderland Echo Memory Lane photos from 1986

Today we can hold 21st Century computers in the palm of our hands.
Another scene from the Fulwell Methodist Church Drama Society production of Mother Goose.

Love a drama? Here’s a nostalgic look at Sunderland’s bygone amateur dramatics scene

Everyone loves a good drama, and here are some reminders of scenes from the stage in the Sunderland area.

An outside view of Strokes pub.

Memories of a great 1980s Sunderland pub - and its pool table

A fantastic 31,000 of you showed an interest in this old Sunderland pub, which was pictured in 1988.

Les Allen shares his memories of the Seaburn Hotel and his car sales business.

The car dealer who put his vehicles on show - in a Sunderland hotel

You really have come up trumps with your old memories of the Seaburn Hotel in Sunderland.

Phones 4u is among the High Street casualties of recent years.

Fallen High Street shopping giants remembered

Once they dominated our High Streets and out of town retails parks.


Work begins on the new 1950’s town at Beamish Museum

Dust off your blue suede shoes - work has begun on a new £18million development at Beamish Museum that’s set to transport visitors back to the 1950s.

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