WEARSIDE Echoes readers are invited to take a step back in time – and solve the puzzles behind this latest collection of vintage mystery pictures.
“I am continuing my trawl through the Echo plate glass negative collection, and these are the latest I’ve unearthed,” said archivist Susan Swinney.
“It is always a delight to come across photos which haven’t seen the light of days for years. It is just a shame that I don’t know more about them.
“Most have been filed away for years with little, or even no, details attached.
“If anyone can put names to faces or places I’d be delighted to hear from them.”
Among today’s collection are photos of Roker Park football ground in the 1940s, the Exchange Building in the 1930s and youngsters being evacuated in 1939.
Also featured are East End kids on the march for votes during the election of November 1935, as well as the sailing ship Elisabeth in the River Wear in 1935.
“The election day one is absolutely superb – and I can’t recall ever seeing it before. I’d love to get some names for the kids,” said Susan.
“There are some cracking old shots of Durham too, and the mothers waving farewell to their children as they are evacuated from Sunderland is very evocative.”
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