14 Sunderland retro pictures from 1979

We love a trip down memory lane here at the Echo - and today we're turning back the clock to 1979.

Do you recognise anyone in our slideshow of nostalgia pictures?

Golden Lion pub, South Hylton won the "Most Generous Pub" award in 1979.

Golden Lion pub, South Hylton won the "Most Generous Pub" award in 1979.

This week we've remembered cheque presentations at Vaux, a visit to The Golden Lion pub and queues at the Empire Theatre.

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There's some wild, wintry weather thrown in for good measure too - much like we're expected to see this weekend.

For more pictures, galleries and features, you can visit the nostalgia section of our website here.