19 Sunderland retro pictures from 1999 - see who you can spot

We're turning back the clock almost 20 years in today's retro selection.

The year is 1999 and our pictures should help you take a trip down memory lane.

The Cherry Knowles summer fete in 1999. Did you go?

The Cherry Knowles summer fete in 1999. Did you go?

This week's pictures include a look back at the Cherry Knowles hospital fair, a production at Seaham Youth Theatre and a summer's day at Southwick school, where children were treated to a very special visit from Samson the cat, Sunderland AFC's beloved mascot.

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We also remember school sports, days in the cadets and the chance to see a partial solar eclipse. Whatever your memories, we'd love to hear them.

Check out our photo slideshow and see how many familiar faces you can spot.

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