Watch: Slideshow of retro pictures of Air Training Corps cadets across South Tyneside

If you served with the Air Training Corps (ATC) across South Tyneside in the 1970s or 1980s then you may recognise some familiar faces in our slideshow of photos from yesteryear.

George Liddle's memories of his boxing uncle Jack Wilson.

Sunderland boxing coach was “a good man” with a real gift for helping young talent

Boxing hero Jack Wilson remains in the minds of many people - decades after he helped so many Wearside youngsters.

The Round Robin pub, Hylton Road, Sunderland.

They had the Jolly-est of times in 1980 in Sunderland

They were a jolly lot in 1980.

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Brian Evans relaxing in Scotland in the 70s.

The much-loved Sunderland Elvis fan who was always on his adoring granddaughter’s mind

Chloe Evans has a great love of the King of Rock and Roll.

Blandford Street showing shops such as Bergs Records  and  Moores.

LPs for 95 pence and bargains at Moores - memories of Sunderland in 1975

Who remembers the days of collecting Green Shield stamps?

Indie band New Order.

August 15, 1984: Indie legends New Order play Sunderland's Mayfair Suite

August 15 marks 33 years since indie legends New Order played a surprise gig at Sunderland's Mayfair Suite.
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Pennywell Boys Club  in 1979.

The Sunderland boys club which packed a real punch in the late 70s

Jack Wilson was a man with a plan in 1979.

West Park side of Middle Herrington Park.

The little piece of Sunderland tranquility - cows and all

Fifty years ago, a Wearside park became the centre of the public’s attention - and so did the cows who graze there.

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Willie Amiss  - the GrandPa who had a joke and a laugh for everyone. This could be how he looked on the billboard.

The Sunderland man whose face was on a billboard - remember this?

We’re hoping Sunderland Echo readers can come up trumps on this one.

One of the club's finest moments. The 1935 team won the North East Durham League Challenge Cup.

Cup and league triumphs galore in this Wearside club’s great history

We began the story last week of the little cricket team which grew.


Are you in our summer fete and fair pictures?

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old fashioned fair or fete.

Doris Hart who was leaving Sunderland Odeon to became manager at the Hartlepool cinema.

When Doris moved from Sunderland and created a bit of cinema history

Doris Hart was a woman who created her own bit of history in 1979.

A 1965 Grangetown shopping scene.

Shopping in 1960s Grangetown

The changing face of Grangetown gets our attention in today’s Wearside Echoes.

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Palmers Arcade  pictured in 1970.

Lockets, prams and Fireball XL5 puppets - you got it all at Palmer’s Arcade in Sunderland

Prams, lockets and your first Beatles record - you got it all in Palmers Arcade.

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The Rainton team in 1901.

One Wearside man’s fascinating history of village cricket

How’s this for a local cricket club’s insight into its history.


How many of these pre-season Sunderland line-ups can you remember?

The beautiful game is on its way back in England with Sunderland’s season getting under way on Friday night.

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Sunderland Maritime Society Dunkirk talk.
From left Chris Carolan and Tommy Rowe

How an adopted Sunderland ship played a major role in Dunkirk

An adopted Sunderland ship’s role in the Dunkirk evacuation has been celebrated to mark the release of a film about the famous rescue mission.

Massive crowds for the 1992 parade.

When there was no FA Cup but lots of great memories

Where were you when the lads came back from Wembley in 1992, we asked.

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The City of Norwich upriver in 1895.

On the waterfront: The Wear’s passenger steamers

This week, we focus on the Wear’s passenger steamers of the 1890s.

Blacketts store in May 1972.

Who remembers Blacketts buttons at Sunderland department store?

What a store Blacketts was.

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