11 reminders of life in Sunderland in 1995 - you pictured in any of them?

Would you believe it! Twenty five years have passed since these photos were taken.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 6:00 am
The Duke of Kent was pictured visiting the Garths in 1995. Does this bring back memories?
The Duke of Kent was pictured visiting the Garths in 1995. Does this bring back memories?

They all show life in Sunderland in 1995 but how many of these scenes do you recall?

Do you remember when Royalty came to the Garths or the day when a Jolly bus made a last special trip?

Do you remember the street football tournament which attracted 200 young competitors? It’s all included in our photo selection and lots more besides.

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Michael Portillo was at Nissan in January 1995. Were you working there at the time?

But why not take a look for yourself and then get in touch to tell us more.

Two hundred young people took part in the Puma Street Soccer Competition in Sunderland in April 1995. Were you among them?
The 1995 weather caused problems with that year's crop of conkers but it didn't bother these year's pupils from Barnes Junior School. Ian Dunn (right) accepts a challenge from Daniel Reekie, while waiting for their chance are (from left) Richard Marsden, Ryan Kent, Nicola Redpath, Mark Slaughter and Richard Divers.
One of the last Jolly bus services made a special trip to Alnwick for residents of Field House nursing home in South Hylton.
Pennywell pupils designed a uniform to be worn by members of the school's promotion team in 1995. Were you pictured?
Sunderland lollipop lady Sue Wright had a great i-deer to brighten up the dark mornings. Sue was the lollipop lady for the Tunstall Road crossing and here she is in 1995 with some festive headwear.
Some of the children who took part in the Penshaw egg-rolling contest in April 1995. Can you spot someone you know?
Sunderland Ladies Hockey team in February 1995. Can you spot someone you know?
Pupils from South Hylton Primary School staging their annual pantomine Babes in The Woods. Were you a part of the cast?
Raising money for the Prince's Trust Volunteer Community Project were, left to right, Louise Greaves, Fiona Johnson, Angie Forster, Zaf Iqbal, Alan Younger, John Coates and Dave Cunningham. But who can tell us more about the event?
Do our photos bring back happy memories? If they do, email [email protected] to tell us more.