Chipper club, carnivals and a trip to the beach - Sunderland retro pictures from 1976

We're winding the clock back more than 40 years today, to 1976.

What are your fondest memories from that year? What was your biggest achievement? Can you remember the best thing you did?

Members of Wearabout Theatre Company performing a play called "Willy and the Coal Wallers" in Sunderland  First stop  Burleigh Garths.  PC David Hedley, also the company's director with audience.

Members of Wearabout Theatre Company performing a play called "Willy and the Coal Wallers" in Sunderland First stop Burleigh Garths. PC David Hedley, also the company's director with audience.

In today's nostalgia pictures we're taking a whistle-stop tour through 1976. See if you can spot any familiar faces.

In our retro slideshow we remember the Chipper Club talent show, fun times at the East End Carnival and a very rainy trip to the seaside.

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