Sunderland enjoying the sun in the 1970s

Hotonians supporters of Hotonian Jazz Band  - fancy dress 5 July 1975 old ref number 7408
Hotonians supporters of Hotonian Jazz Band - fancy dress 5 July 1975 old ref number 7408
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Summer’s here and people all over Wearside are making the most of the sunshine.

We’ve taken a look back through the archives and have come up with some wonderfully evocative photographs showing how Wearsiders have had fun in the sun down the years.

Thornhill School Fete  5 July 1975 old ref number 7412

Thornhill School Fete 5 July 1975 old ref number 7412

From bed pushes to sports days, and from flower shows to OAP outings, there are some lovely pictures to enjoy.

Are you in any of these pictures? Do you recognise any old friends?

Email sarah.stoner@northeast-press.co.uk and let us know the story.

Plessey Sports Day 5 July 1975 old ref number 7421

Plessey Sports Day 5 July 1975 old ref number 7421

Thornhill School Bed Push Sunderland to South Shields'Old ref number 7522

Thornhill School Bed Push Sunderland to South Shields'Old ref number 7522

4th Light Regiment  - Gunner Regiment old ref number 7949'Mowbray Park  15 August 1975

4th Light Regiment - Gunner Regiment old ref number 7949'Mowbray Park 15 August 1975

Junior Echo kids ast Seaburn Art July 1974 old ref number 3047

Junior Echo kids ast Seaburn Art July 1974 old ref number 3047

Boys fishing in Mowbray Park  August 1974   old ref number 3196

Boys fishing in Mowbray Park August 1974 old ref number 3196

Steels Club OAP outing  June 1974 old ref number 2547  Friday Fun

Steels Club OAP outing June 1974 old ref number 2547 Friday Fun

Mowbray Park Flowers  July 1974  old ref number 3029

Mowbray Park Flowers July 1974 old ref number 3029

Plessey Sports Day 5 July 1975 old ref number 7421

Plessey Sports Day 5 July 1975 old ref number 7421

Steels Club OAP outing  June 1974 old ref number 2547  Friday Fun

Steels Club OAP outing June 1974 old ref number 2547 Friday Fun