A street with a bowling alley, speedway track, pubs, baths and a kindergarten. That’s Newcastle Road.
Here it is in 11 memories from the Sunderland Echo archives as we put the nostalgia focus on another part of Wearside.
Our photo collection takes us from 1973 onwards, so enjoy 50 years of memories.
1. Filling up in 1973
Nixon's Motors was opposite Crozier Street on Newcastle Road. It was next door to Northern Autoport and was a Daf main dealer in the early 1970s. Photo: Sunderland Echo
2. Speedway action
Riders jockeying for position in a heat of the Knock Out Cup Round 1, second leg, between Sunderland and Teesside at Newcastle Road speedway track in June 1973. Photo: Sunderland Echo
3. Snowy in 1977
A line of cars face the snowy conditions on Newcastle Road in January 1977. Photo: Sunderland Echo
4. Winners all
The winning bowlers from a competition at Sunderland Bowl in Newcastle Road in 1990, left to right: Gaynor Culkin, Joanne Reynolds, Nicola Christie, Michael Snow and Jamie Christie. Photo: Sunderland Echo