Remembering Sunderland clubbing in the 1990s

Chambers December 1992.
Chambers December 1992.
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Today we raise a glass to the 1990s – when a Grade II-listed building was THE place to be for Wearside revellers.

Thousands of clubbers flocked to Chambers, in the Hutchinson’s Building, to dance the night away to Adamski, Garbage and The Prodigy.

Chambers December 1992.

Chambers December 1992.

And, although the club is now long gone - as are Dixons, Ku, Annabels and Bentley’s - memories live on through these Echo photos.

“The Hutchinson’s Building has stood watch over High Street West since Victorian times,” said Echo photographic archivist Susan Swinney.

“During the First World War it was used as an army recruiting office, but by the late 1980s the building was beloved by clubbers.”

Indeed, Chambers was the first club in Sunderland to broadcast live on a radio station, when it shared its music with Kiss FM.

Chambers was the first club in Sunderland to broadcast live on a radio station, when it shared its music with Kiss FM.

Susan Swinney, Echo photographic archivist.

It also gave top DJs Judge Jules, Danny Rampling, Alex P, Brandon Block, Graeme Park and Farley Jackmaster Funk their Sunderland debut.

“I’m sure these photos will bring memories back for many, many people,” added Susan.

•Do you have photos of Sunderland’s pubs and clubs of the 1980s and 90s? Email them to susan.swinney@jpress.co.uk.

Chambers December 1992.

Chambers December 1992.

Chambers promotion staff from top, Scott Everest, Claire Foreman, Keith Ivison, disc jockety, and Sharon Howard in gorilla costume in 1990.

Chambers promotion staff from top, Scott Everest, Claire Foreman, Keith Ivison, disc jockety, and Sharon Howard in gorilla costume in 1990.

Chambers December 1992.

Chambers December 1992.

Chambers Nightclub December 1992.

Chambers Nightclub December 1992.

Chambers nightclub in December 1990.

Chambers nightclub in December 1990.