Reminders of 1972 - how many of these scenes do you remember?
Reminders of 1972 - how many of these scenes do you remember?

Life in Sunderland and County Durham 50 years ago - the year a lion park was opened and the Messiah arrived

What a year in Wearside and County Durham history it was.

Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 12:53 pm

Can you believe that it was 50 years since the Messiah Bob Stokoe took his first look around Roker Park as the new manager,

It is the year Lambton Lion Park opened, Prince Philip visited Sunderland and Ken Dodd was in the vicinity to visit family.

We are talking about 1972 and it was also the year when we said goodbye to the New Arcade which was demolished to make way for a post office extension.

However, we welcomed a newly refurbished Newcastle Road baths and they were looking pristine.

If you want loads of memories of life on Wearside in 1972, read on.

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