Photo gallery of what was making Sunderland Echo headlines back in July 1997

Stay in line now as we take another trip back in time through the Sunderland Echo's archives.

Today we focus on what was making the news in July 1997 with our main image today showing dozens of staff Sainsbury's supermarket, near Silksworth, Sunderland, completing a charity line-dancing routine in aid of the Special Olympics.

Sainsbury staff help raise 3,000 for charity.

Sainsbury staff help raise 3,000 for charity.

There are a host of other memories from 21 years ago on our photo gallery with further details about each picture available in Saturday's Sunderland Echo.

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