Retro

Retro

When Canada laid down the football gauntlet - and Sunderland’s ladies replied

The strength of women’s football on Wearside is well known.

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Jermain Defoe: 150 not out. Picture by FRANK REID

Why the 60s was just like modern-day Sunderland

People might think the 1960s have nothing in common with modern-day Sunderland but they would be in for a surprise.

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Rock and Roll at The Rink in 1958.

Did you queue to see the Beatles in Sunderland? Or how about David Bowie?

The halycon days of the dance hall will bring back many memories for Wearside Echoes readers.

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The photograph that triggered thousands of words.

The wonderment of the Binns Christmas window

The wonder of the Christmas shop window brought back so many happy memories for Echo readers.

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Strathearn Trinity House tender in Deptford Dry Dock in 1938.

ON THE WATERFRONT: Traces of old dry dock still evident on river Wear

Even today, traces of an old dry dock entrance remain in the quay wall of Liebherr Sunderland Works - the former site of Sir James Laing and Sons’ Deptford shipyard.

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Thousands queued for tickets outside Roker Park.

Walking in a ‘73 wonderland - your memories of queueing for Wembley tickets

We all remember Ian Porterfield’s goal, Monty’s save and Bob Stokoe’s dash across the hallowed turf.

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Sunshine Corner.

The Sunderland venue which came with its own song

There is a generation of Wearsiders who still get nostalgic when they hear the name ‘Sunshine Corner’ mentioned, as Philip Curtis of Sunderland Antiquarian Society reports.

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Park Lane market in 1987.

Frothy coffee and the best fish shop ever - your memories of Park Lane market

It had the “best fish shop ever” and a cafe which did frothy coffee - and it brought back lots of wonderful memories.

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St Thomas's Church which was hit by a German bomb.

The Sunderland street that saw bombs, servants and fine wines

John Street in Sunderland can be described as a street of contrasting styles.

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Rita Bradshaw

Best-selling author is inspired by Sunderland’s rich history

A best-selling author who draws inspiration from Wearside for her colourful characters is looking forward to the release of her latest romantic novel.

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Seaton Holme which is the topic of Eileen Hoppers new book.

What links Alice in Wonderland and the Royal family? A Sunderland-born author found out

It has links to Alice in Wonderland, the Queen and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

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The notice promoting Fred Lucas and his band.

Your memories of Meng’s - from the doormat to the orchestra

We struck the right chord with Echo readers when we asked for recollections of Meng’s.

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The Sunderland Echo 2017 Calendar.

Where you can buy the Sunderland Echo 2017 calendar

Christmas is just around the corner and Sunderland Echo calendars are selling fast.

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Sharon, far left, in her jazz band days.

MP reveals her childhood passion and how she won a medal at the Jazz Band World Championships

A Wearside MP has revealed the childhood passion that shaped her into a modern-day politician.

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Seaham North Dock marina development.

The spy thriller with Seaham at its heart

An author has combined Wearside fact with fiction to create a new book about the life of a seaman.

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John Collier (the window to watch) in High Street West.

Suits you sir - and madam! The rise of fashion shops in Sunderland

Are you a dedicated follower of fashion?

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The Springboard pyjama day in 2011.

Pudsey power! How you fundraised in Sunderland over the years

Children in Need Day returns on November 18 this year and there is sure to be lots to keep people entertained while raising thousands of pounds for worthy causes.

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Do school dinners bring back good or bad memories?

Whenever anyone ever mentions school dinners, it always brings up a multitude of opinions – likes and dislikes.

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The old cooling tower of Sunderlands power station.

How the lights were first switched on in Sunderland

At 6.30pm on a March night in 1895, the town’s Mayor, Ald. John Sanderson, placed his finger on a button near the staircase in the Town Hall.

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Annabel's during one of its famous can collections

Anyone for a can of Red Stripe? Annabel’s is back!

Backcomb your hair, stick on your shoulder pads and dust off your stonewash denim - Annabel’s is back!

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