Well here is the answer thanks to 13 photos which we found in the Sunderland Echo archives.
Each shows how much the road has changed, including Silksworth Row, Leechmere Road, Carley Road and Holborn Road.
Look at the changes to Norton Road and New Durham Road plus lots more besides.
But why not take a look for yourself and tell us more.
1. Silksworth Row in 1952
The Silksworth Row Railway gets the spotlight in this photo from 58 years ago.
2. Carley Road in 1966
Carley Road, Southwick, was pictured 54 years ago at a time when new housing development was being planned.
3. Leechmere Road in 1964
A dual carriageway was on the way at Leechmere Road in 1964 and here's the view while work was under way.
4. Norton Road in times gone by
How much has Norton Road changed from this view?