We look back at the Sunderland institution that is Jacky Whites market

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Who hasn’t visited the traditional market in Sunderland’s City centre some time during their lives? The market of course is Jacky Whites.

Clutching onto their Mam or Dad’s hand, they will have visited the many stalls.

Why are these shoppers so jubilant. Can you provide the answers?

Why are these shoppers so jubilant. Can you provide the answers?

Maybe a visit with a grandparent during the school holidays helping to carry the bags home full with fresh food and lots of bargains.

Or of course, just going about your daily shopping.

The range of stalls in the market was endless from fruit and vegetables to music to fish, clothing, jewellery and pet care.

If it wasn’t in the market you wouldn’t find it anywhere.

Crowds of shoppers at Jacky Whites Market  in February 1991.

Crowds of shoppers at Jacky Whites Market in February 1991.

Did you shop at Haswells, Ibbitsons, Thoburns or Dunns?

As well as the shopping, time was always made to chat to family, friends and neighbours.

Did you or your family have a stall, or did you work there?

Whatever your memories, we’d love to hearthem. Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

Supporting the lads.   Jacky  Whites Market in April 1992.

Supporting the lads. Jacky Whites Market in April 1992.

The M Thoburn stall in July 2000.

The M Thoburn stall in July 2000.

Maureen Forster in September 2006.

Maureen Forster in September 2006.

Supporting the lads at Jack Whites Market  April 1992

Supporting the lads at Jack Whites Market April 1992

Jackey Whites Market in April 1992.

Jackey Whites Market in April 1992.

Crowds of shoppers in February 1991.

Crowds of shoppers in February 1991.

Looking at the market stalls.

Looking at the market stalls.

Another scene of the market in 1991.

Another scene of the market in 1991.