Your Sunderland jazz band memories - and lots more photos

Hylton Castle Jazz Band at the 1981 Ford Estate Jazz Band Carnival.
Hylton Castle Jazz Band at the 1981 Ford Estate Jazz Band Carnival.
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From twirly home-made batons to parading on the school field - Echo readers loved our story on jazz bands down the years.

A fantastic 54,000 of you spotted it on our Facebook page with 16,000 of you dipping into the story to find out more.

Despite the rain, supporters at the Easington Colliery Juvenile Jazz Band display in 1979.

Despite the rain, supporters at the Easington Colliery Juvenile Jazz Band display in 1979.

And just as wonderful are the 200 of you who took the time to share your memories of those heady jazz band days.

So here’s a look at some of your personal highlights and a reminder of the jazz bands which graced our area down the years.

And if you want to add even more comments, feel free to get in touch and share your old photos.

We loved the comment of Bernadette Cummings who said: “My grandma made me a twirly stick out of a broom handle and a domestos bottle sprayed silver...I loved it haha.”

My grandma made me a twirly stick out of a broom handle and a domestos bottle sprayed silver...I loved it haha

Bernadette Cummings

Christopher Mackey loved the jazz band story but remembered those good old days for different reasons and said a jazz band played next door to his mam n dad’s house - adding: “woke me up every sat morning in hylton castle.”

Here’s some of your other comments;

l Diane Eastick “I was in Pennywell Toriadors. Loved it! We got to go all over the north east and beyond. Loved singing on the bus wherever we went.”

l Kaylee Jo Ranft “When I was younger staying at my Nannas I remember them parading up and down the street some weekends in the Summer : Used to hear them coming and stand at her gate to watch :”

Ryhope Allstars Jazz Band at Southwick Carnival in July 1974.

Ryhope Allstars Jazz Band at Southwick Carnival in July 1974.

l Margaret Pickersgill “I was in the houghton legionaires then they changed to the hotonians i was in it for years that was the good old days bring them back”

l Lynn Morton “I remember Silksworth Skyliners they were orange and white”.

l Julie Francis “Yes when I was young that was my life loved them they should be brought back Humber land husars Thorney close loved every minute kids don’t know what they are missing out on.”

l Marion Davison “I moved to the north east in 1968 and saw a lot of jazz bands I always enjoyed them. We didn’t really have jazz bands in the south.”

Shiney Row Eagles Jazz Band march to the Grangewood Recreation Ground during the 1977 Shiney Row Community Association Carnival.

Shiney Row Eagles Jazz Band march to the Grangewood Recreation Ground during the 1977 Shiney Row Community Association Carnival.

l Gillian Ward “I as in the sunderland juvinilles loved it, remember going to the coblers at the big shops to buy duraglit for kazoo.”

Thanks to those mentioned and to the dozens more who contributed.

And here’s the jazz bands you all remember. Have we missed any? fill in the blanks if we have.

Pennywell Toreadors.

Ryhope Allstars.

Houghton Legionnaires.

Blackfell White Stars Jazz Band  March 1974

Blackfell White Stars Jazz Band March 1974

Silksworth Skyliners.

Humbledon Hussars,

East End Jazz Band.

Sunderland Juveniles.

Parkside Crusaders.

Southwick Wearsiders.

Sunderland Westenders.

East End Grenadiers.

Town End Farm.

Burnmoor Coldstream.

Hylton Castle Guards.

Murton Coldstream Guards.

Washington Greys.

Horden Blue Stars.

Easington Tip Toppers.

Peterlee Emeralds.

Hetton Silver Dollars.

Gilley Law Cavaliers.

Pelton Stargazers.

Blackfell Tigers.

Farringdon Dolphins.

Coxhoe Rising Stars.

Houghton Legionnaires.

Hotonians.

Bluetonians, Southwick.

South Hetton Royal Scots.

Beamish Hussars.

Thornley Sunbeams.

Penshaw Hillsiders.

Brandonaires, Durham.

Hill View Serenaders.