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.
5. The height of fashion
On stage at the Sunderland Empire for the 2005 Echo Fashion Show. Were you there?
6. A team line-up
The Seaham Red Star team in 2005. Can you spot someone you know?
7. Fantastic work from Theo
Theo Bernstein was pictured with some of his cartoons about life in the East End. Pictured with him in 2005 was Angela Gilbertson who was the administrator at the East End Community Centre.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
8. All the fun of the fair
It's a touch out of season but here is a reminder of the Christmas lights switch-on at Seaham, with children enjoying the fairground rides.