Pictures showing how Sunderland's Crowtree Road has changed over the decades

The world has changed so much in recent years – but how much has it changed closer to home?

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 6:00 am
Crowtree Road in May 1958. Remember when it looked like this?
Crowtree Road in May 1958. Remember when it looked like this?

We are taking a look at local streets and asking ‘what changes have you noticed decade by decade?’

Lets start with Crowtree Road. We have taken a selection of photos from the Echo archives and they stretch from the 1950s to a view of the street from the last five years.

Take a look and then get in touch to tell us more.

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Crowtree Road in June 1962. Does this selection of shops bring back happy memories?
A view of demolition work in 1973. It was doe in preparation for Sunderland's new multi purpose sports centre to be built in the Crowtree Road area.
A view of the sports centre 44 years ago. Do you remember when it was being built?
The Binns Santa Claus parade reaches Crowtree Road in 1978.
Crowtree Road and Leisure Centre in December 1977.
The leisure centre pool in 1991.
Crowtree Leisure Centre in May 1990.
Difficult conditions for shoppers on Crowtree Road in Sunderland city centre ten years ago.
Work was going on behind these hoardings in 1999 Remember when the road looked like this?
Demolition work was due to start on Privilege and Brogans at the north end of Crowtree Road.
Demolition work under way on Crowtree Leisure Centre in 2013.
Land between High Street West and Crowtree Road pictured four years ago.
What do you remember most about Crowtree Road's past? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]