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Remembering when children got their own basket in Joplings

Joplings store in Sunderland always causes a big response when nostalgic photographs appear in the Echo.

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From left, Led Zep's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham.

March 23, 1969: Led Zeppelin play Peterlee

No, this is no Communication Breakdown - legendary rockers Led Zeppelin really did play Peterlee.
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Blueberries, pictured in 1987.

Tasty memories of Blueberries in Sunderland

What a great range of memories you had of this Holmeside favourite.

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Wetherells night club.

The Sunderland nightclub which had two acts a night

From Gerry Dorsey to Dickie Arnold, Sunderland in the swinging 60s was a hip place to be.

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Watch: Slideshow of Sunderland Red Nose Day memories

We're a charitable lot here in Sunderland when it comes to helping others.

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St Michael and All Angels. Bernard Gilpin was its rector and it now contains his tomb.

Town set to remember 500th anniversary of famous rector Bernard Gilpin

A man with huge importance in the area is Bernard Gilpin.

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Dame Vera Lynn's image was projected onto the white cliffs of Dover to celebrate her 100th birthday. Pic: PA.

Dame Vera Lynn's face appears on white cliffs of Dover as she turns 100

There were no bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover as Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 today, but they received a makeover of a different kind.

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Phil Linacre who was in fine form for Pools.

Early kick-off reaps rewards for Pools

A 12pm kick-off paid dividends for Hartlepool when beat York City at the Victoria Ground.

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A fire at Shares store in November 1969.

Looking back on Shares of Fawcett Street

It does not seem so long ago that Sunderland’s commercial centre was packed with family shops, many of them run by Jewish families.

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The Hot Tattie Man in Bedford Street in 1952.

Who remembers Jackie the Sunderland hot tattie man?

In the first half of the 20th century, street sellers were a common sight around the city.

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Jacqueline Watson shows her prized possession.

The treasured heirlooms that Wearside people have kept for generations

We set you a challenge when we asked if you kept prized family posessions for generations.

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Picture special: Memories of Sunderland’s Park Lane Market

We are sure readers will recognise the area where the photographs chosen for this week’s nostalgia spread were taken.

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Girls posing beside the camp entrance sign.

Reader memories of the mad monk at Middleton Camp

You ate too many sweets there. You had fab times there. And you spent all your pocket money there.

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Porcupine Park Pub  in Grangetown in 1987.

Did this Sunderland venue have its own rhino? Answers please!

Memories of good times, interesting memorabilia and many a top night - they all came flooding back for Echo readers when we asked for their views of Porcupine Park.

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Oh my - Middleton Camp was the place to be for Sunderland children

Our recent look back at school visits to Derwent Hill brought memories flooding back for many readers.

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The South Life Brigade pictured with a launcher.

The Sunderland heroes who have saved lives for 140 years

One hundred and forty years ago, a service which saves lives began its vital work in Sunderland.

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Ron Lawson with his latest book.

Three cheers to a wonderful new book on Sunderland’s pubs

If ever you want to find out about the pubs of Sunderland, Ron Lawson is the man to turn to.

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What are your memories of Woolworths in Sunderland?

For more than 80 years, Woolworths was part of Sunderland’s retail scene until it was closed on Sunday, May 1.

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Dundas Street showing Hall's tripe shop.

Who remembers Hunter’s, Detta Smiths and Hall’s tripe shop

Before the days of refrigerators in homes, people shopped almost daily to guarantee fresh produce.

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Happier times at Dewhirsts in Sunderland

In February 2002 we reported on the announcement that clothing firm Dewhirst planned to close its Leechmere ladieswear factory, with 390 employees impacted by the decision.

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