Nissan, swimming and fashion shows: Sunderland retro pictures from 1985

Gather round - it's time to have a look through the Sunderland Echo photo album.

Today we're travelling back to 1985 in our retro picture selection.

The first of the Nissan supervisors starting work in 1985. Pictured with maintenance supervisor George Mackey, holding the one-eyed "Daruma" doll.

The first of the Nissan supervisors starting work in 1985. Pictured with maintenance supervisor George Mackey, holding the one-eyed "Daruma" doll.

And we've got some brilliant photographs of employees starting to work at Nissan, a junior school musical and a fashion show to boot.

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Watch our slideshow above and see who you can spot.

*If you have any memories to share, contact our nostalgia correspondent on chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk