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Watch: Slideshow of glitzy memories from past Sunderland school proms

The exam slog is nearly over - meaning that school prom season is just around the corner.

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The Devonia at Corporation Quay in 1967.

When Sunderland kids got to spend two weeks on a cruise ship

It’s that time of year when thoughts in schools turn to trips out for pupils.

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Our 1980 photo showing preparations for the Gang Show at the Empire Theatre.

Your 1980s memories of your youthful days

It’s amazing how many people love to take another look at their youthful days.

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David Bowie at Roker Park.

June 23, 1987: David Bowie plays Sunderland's Roker Park football ground

It is perhaps easy to take pop concerts in Sunderland for granted given all the stellar names who have appeared at the Stadium of Light over the last two decades.
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The author Alan Sinclair as an infant, pictured with his sister Jean.

Boyhood memories of growing up in Hendon

Thirty years ago, Alan Sinclair decided it was time to put pen to paper and write about life on Wearside.

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A scene from newly-digitalised 1962 documentary The Coast of Commerce.

Watch: Archive footage of North-East's coastal heritage is dusted down after more than 50 years

Archive footage of the North-East’s coastal heritage has been dusted down and made public more than half a century after it was first broadcast.

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The Boss himself at the Stadium of Light in 2012.

June 21, 2012: Bruce Springsteen rocks Sunderland's Stadium of Light

Sunderland football fans don't normally like visitors to the Stadium of Light bossing proceedings.

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Former Ryhope Co-op stables worker Jim Ebinson.

The Sunderland stables which had first floor accommodation!

The magnificent working horses of Sunderland brought back so many memories for a lot of people.

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Do you remember taking part in Sunderland’s sports days?

It is coming up to that time of year again at school, not exams but sports day.

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Annual Victoria Hall Memorial service.
 Mayor Doris MacKnight, Reverend Ian Davies and consort Keith MacKnight

Sunderland falls silent to remember 183 children killed at Victoria Hall disaster

One hundred and 83 children crushed to death in a tragedy which scarred Sunderland were honoured today in a moving ceremony.

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Watch: Our latest slideshow of images from Sunderland's past

Recognise anyone in this photograph from our archives?
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The Newcastle Road baths.

Come on in - but the water’s freezing!

They were noisy, they were often freezing cold and yet ... you loved them!

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Seaburn Hall pictured in the 1950s.

Dancing the night away to top bands at Seaburn Hall

Christmas parties, the Guinness clock and great dance floors – the common denominator was Seaburn Hall.

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Iron Maiden appeared at the Mecca Centre in 1980.

Thirty-seven years this week since Iron Maiden played Sunderland

They've played in front of tens of thousands of adoring fans at some of the biggest music venues on the planet.

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Archie Laidler with the current hotel team. From left, Sharon Cockburn, Eamonn Thompson, Jayne Harms, Liz Codling, and Becca Brown.

Sunderland memories of a very special hotel visitor

Sunderland has welcomed many celebrities over the decades.

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The Thorney Close swimming team at the High Street baths in the 1960s.

Love them or loathe them - who remembers their school trips to the swimming baths?

Most people never forget their early years at the swimming baths.

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Are you bowled over by our old cricket pictures?

Let’s hope you will all be hit for six this week with our selection of nostalgic local cricket pictures.

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The Grand in 1972.

A squirt of perfume for sixpence at this Sunderland hotel

It was the end of an era when the Grand Hotel in Sunderland was demolished in 1974.

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Finos Nightclub Park Lane 22 December 1992

Sunderland clubbing institution Fino’s is back

Dust off your shoulder pads and backcomb your perm - Fino’s is back.

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The hot water queue at Seaburn.

A cup of Rosie Lee by the Sunderland seaside - and don’t forget the teapot

In days gone by, vehicles packed with families would head for the seaside.

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