14 Sunderland retro pictures from 1980 - see who you recognise

It's time to take our weekly trip down memory lane with this week's retro spread of pictures - and you're in for some real treats.

Saturday, 27th October 2018, 5:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th October 2018, 5:13 pm
The Bike Club of the Vane Arms, Silksworth organised a sponsored treasure hunt to raise money for the Echocardiograph.

Today we are winding back the clock to 1980 with some pictures from our archive.

From fundraising to sports, from the workplace to the classroom, there's bound to be somebody you recognise in these Wearside snaps of old.

The Bike Club of the Vane Arms, Silksworth organised a sponsored treasure hunt to raise money for the Echocardiograph.

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What are your fondest memories from 1980? Were you at school or work? Or did you take a memorable trip away?

The Metropolitan Police feature in this week's nostalgia picture, as they made a visit to the city in 1980 in search of new recruits.

You will also spot a much-loved lollipop man from Houghton Infants School.

Watch our slideshow above to see who you spot.

*If you love all things nostalgia, join our dedicated Facebook group Wearside Echoes. You can also contact our nostalgia correspondent Chris Cordner via email here.