We hope this retro selection brings back memories of Sunderland in a very special decade.
We hope this retro selection brings back memories of Sunderland in a very special decade.

Spending a day in the life of a Sunderland person in the 1960s - here's what it might have been like

Ever wondered what life would have been like in Sunderland 60 years ago? Why don’t we find out.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 11:49 am

We scoured through the pages of the Sunderland Echo from the 1960s and found these reminders of Wearside retail and social life in adverts – from buying a skirt at Binns to going to Josephs for ‘school trunks’.

We can go dancing at Wetherells on The Green to the sound of The Hollies, get some bargain clothing in the Worthy’s sale at Roker, or check out the bargain hand brushes at Liverpool House.

And to end the day, let’s go and watch the Merseys at the Locarno.

So get your coat, we are heading out in to Sunderland as it looked in the swinging 60s.

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