Take a look at 9 photos from the Sunderland Echo archives which were all taken in 2005.
They include a scene from the Race For Grace charity run, a visit by Prince Edward on Remembrance Day and a majestic Royal Navy ship coming into port.
We have a football action and some of Wearside’s elite businesses winning awards.
It all happened 16 years ago but why not take a look for yourself and find out more.
1. A giant of the seas
HMS Ocean entering the River Wear on a visit to Sunderland on June 2005. Did you go to see her?
Photo: Sunderland Echo Peter Berry
2. A salute for a prince
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, salutes ex-servicemen at the 2005 Sunderland Rememberance Sunday parade . Were you there?
Photo: Sunderland Echo Tom Yeoman
3. Ready to run
These runners were raising money for the Grace House Appeal by taking part in the Race For Grace in September 2005. Are you pictured?
4. Browsing for a bargain at Ettrick Grove
Brisk business on the stalls at the Little Sisters of the Poor fair in Ettrick Grove in May 2005. Can you spot someone you know?
Photo: Picture by Tony Colling