How many of these 1984 scenes do you recognise?
How many of these 1984 scenes do you recognise?

10 reminders of life in Sunderland in 1984 - from a starstruck donkey to Park Lane market

What do Carly the donkey, a new bar in Red House Community Centre and Park Lane market have in common?

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 1:51 pm

The answer is they were all in the headlines in 1984. This, and so much more, is all part of our retro spotlight on life in Sunderland and County Durham 37 years ago.

We’ve got a reminder of the Thorney Close 55 Club, the children’s panto parade in Sunderland and a gang show which had an aerobics theme.

But don’t just take our word for it. Join us as we look back on Wearside life in the 80s.

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