Yes it really was 40 years ago and here is the proof.
Yes it really was 40 years ago and here is the proof.

9 photos showing how Sunderland and County Durham looked 40 years ago this month

Sunny August is here and so are 9 archive Echo photos to remind you of August days on Wearside.

Every one of these retro images comes from Sunderland and County Durham as it looked 40 years ago this month.

We’ve got the Sunderland team lining up for a pre-season photo with the likes of Ally McCoist, Nick Pickering and Gary Rowell in the picture.

We have carnival scenes, snooker in the Downhill Workingmen’s Club and the opening of the new Hintons store at Fulwell.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look through our photo collection and re-live the memories.

We have carnival scenes, snooker in the Downhill Workingmen’s Club and the opening of the new Hintons store at Fulwell.

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