Sunderland in 1985: Pantomime, sledging and a trip to Wimpy - see who you recognise in today's pictures

There's nothing better than a trip down memory lane - so today we're winding the clock back to 1985.

Saturday, 1st December 2018, 3:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st December 2018, 3:20 pm
Sunderland Empire panto parade, December 1985. Dawn O'Brien from Pallion making friends with a giant chicken.

What do you remember most about 1985? Was it one of your favourite years in school, were you starting work, or did you do something special?

In today's nostalgia pictures, we're remembering sledging at Barnes Park in December, watching the Sunderland Empire pantomime parade and visits to church at Christmastime.

Sunderland Empire panto parade, December 1985. Dawn O'Brien from Pallion making friends with a giant chicken.

Our photographs also take a look at some of your achievements at school that year, and step back to a visit to the city's Wimpy, which celebrated its second birthday and millionth customer in 1985.

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