11 Sunderland scenes to remind you of 1985: How many do you remember?

What do you remember of Sunderland in 1985?

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 1:30 pm
Wimpy, Sunderland celebrated its second birthday but also served its millionth customer in 1985. Does this scene bring back memories?
Wimpy, Sunderland celebrated its second birthday but also served its millionth customer in 1985. Does this scene bring back memories?

Can you recall the royal visit? Do you remember why Sunderland’s Wimpy was in the news? Or how about this scene of Cubs and Scouts in Bob A Job Week.

We have fairs, fetes and more to share from 35 years ago. How many of the faces do you recognise?

Take a look and get in touch with your own memories of Wearside in 1985.

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Thorney Close Cubs and Scouts cleaning the Mayor's car for Bob A Job Week. Remember this?
Customers at Sunderland's Imperial Vaults pub donated Easter eggs for disabled children in 1985.
It's an Easter fancy dress event at St Chad's. Does this bring back memories?
Who remembers this record playing marathon at High Southwick Methodist Church?
The first of the Nissan supervisors started work in April 1985. Were you among them?
Tony Grant (left) and Paul Turnbull look like they were enjoying the garden fete at Seaham Hall. It was organised by Seaham New Life Trust.
Were you in the picture at the Herrington Burn YMCA Gala?
Local singers get in some practice to make sure late Christmas shopping is a cheerful affair. Are you pictured?
Patrick Docherty, 12 of St Aidan's School was a guest of Tunstall Fire Station after he wrote asking if he could be shown around the station. Remember this?
Princess Diana with the flowers presented by Clare Alsop (at Bridal Elegance in Houghton. Remember this from May 1985?
Do these scenes bring back happy memories of 1985? If they do, why not share them by emailing [email protected]