Can you guess the year when all this was happening in Sunderland? Have a go with these 11 clues

Think you can guess the year?

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 7:00 am
These workers from Dewhirst's clothing factory at Pennywell were all set to whoop it up in Whitby. Four hundred of them were heading south for a day out on a coach trip. But which year was it?
These workers from Dewhirst's clothing factory at Pennywell were all set to whoop it up in Whitby. Four hundred of them were heading south for a day out on a coach trip. But which year was it?

One common denominator through all of these photos is they were all taken in the same year.

And they were all taken in the Sunderland and East Durham areas.

But can you guess which year it all happened in?

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West One, Josephs and Simpsons are in the picture in this view - from which year?

Take a look and see if you can work it out.

Prince Charles was in town in this year and here he is chatting to local residents.
A familiar sight for many. Did you love to pay a visit?
Reliant Robin driver Trevor Lewins was sent on his way from Land's End to John O'Groats by Newbottle sub postmistress Jean Metcalfe. Trevor of Philadelphia, Houghton, was one of a group driving their three-wheelers - but in which year?
These youngsters are pictured carrying willow branches for craft activities in preparation for the Festival of Trees at Penshaw. Left to right are Steven Dixon, 12, Kyle Dinsdale, 10, and Michael Dixon, 11.
Princess Alexandra opened a new Villa Pop site in Washington in this year.
The Echo Scanner of Hope Appeal was held in this year and staff from London Electricity, based at Doxford, did a special fund raising pancake race.
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 Britain's Biggest D Party, sponsored by Brooke Bond D.
Broadway Junior School was in the spotlight in this year. Maybe you can spot someone you know.
These young footballers needed to find changing rooms so that they could join a local league. But in which year?
The year was 1998 but did you guess it right? What are your memories of Sunderland back then? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]