In pictures: A trip down memory lane for this Sunderland community

Today we shine the spotlight on the faces and places of the people and streets associated with the Fulwell area of Sunderland.

Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 12:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 1:01 pm
Fulwell crossing - train lines being taken up  October 1966 old ref number 34 4397
Men at work on the old Fulwell crossing once part of the Borough boundary, removing the railway track along which the last mineral train from the docks to the main line ran some years ago. see Tuesday October 25 1966
Fulwell crossing - train lines being taken up October 1966 old ref number 34 4397 Men at work on the old Fulwell crossing once part of the Borough boundary, removing the railway track along which the last mineral train from the docks to the main line ran some years ago. see Tuesday October 25 1966

From the photographic archive, we’ve plucked images of men at work there as well as those of people busily shopping, along with young and old alike enjoying themselves at street parties, football matches – and down the pub.

The images include workmen taking up the train lines at the Fulwell crossing in October 1966. The removal of the railway track coincided with the passing of the last mineral train.

Do you recognise any of the men working on the track or do you remember the work taking place?

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Another picture shows crowds standing in the boys’ enclosure of the Fulwell End at Roker Park in August 1964.

The youngsters seem to be enjoying themselves, though they seem to be more interested in the Echo’s photographer than the match, perhaps it hadn’t kicked off.

What are your memories of Roker Park, and the boys’ enclosure?