9 photos from the Sunderland Echo archives taken in 1998

We’ve lined up 9 tasty reminders of Sunderland and they all come from 1998.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:00 pm
How many memories do you have of 1998 and do these scenes help to refresh your recollections?
How many memories do you have of 1998 and do these scenes help to refresh your recollections?

And there is a definite food and drink theme to some of them as we have a charity night at Pizza Hut, a sandwich giveaway, and cups of tea on a giant scale.

On top of all that, we have new starters at Quarry View Primary School, willow craft for children in Penshaw and Southwick Primary School children on the day they met a well known character.

But why not see for yourself in this flashback to 23 years ago.

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Michael Sproat gave away free sandwiches to Sunderland shoppers Margaret McNichol, June Smith, Jean Evans and Kathy Boscher during National Sandwich Week in May 1998. Remember this?

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Sunderland pizza restaurant, Pizza Hut, in Waterloo Place, will be hosted a 70s night including fancy dress to raise funds for the NSPCC charity. Pictured with Pizza Pooch were Mark Cain, Emma Gordon, Helen Errington, and Jonny Burke.
Maureen Batty pours Liz Atkinson a cuppa, watched by fellow members of the parents' group committee of Seaburn Dene Primary School. The group was the highest money-spinner in the region in the 1997 Britain's Biggest D Party, sponsored by Brooke Bond D.
Carrying willow branches for craft activities in preparation for the Festival of Trees at Penshaw, were left to right: Steven Dixon, 12, Kyle Dinsdale, 10, and Michael Dixon, 11.
The Playdays cast was pictured at Crowtree Leisure Centre in September 1998. Who can tell us more?
New teacher Vickie Lumsdon with new starters at Quarry View Junior School in September 1998. Can you spot someone you know?
Sunderland mascot Samson meets fans from Southwick Primary School in May 1998. Can you spot a pupil you know?
Councillor Eric Holt, left, and council leader Bryn Sidaway were pictured with the Monkwearmouth Banner in place at the Civic Centre. Who can tell us more about this May 1998 scene?
Sunderland fans were pictured at Wembley in 1998 for Sunderland's play-off final with Charlton. Were you among them?
We hope these scenes brought back happy memories. If they did, tell us more by emailing [email protected]