Watch: Slideshow of Sunderland Echo Memory Lane photos from 1986

Today we can hold 21st Century computers in the palm of our hands.

Friday, 29th September 2017, 15:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 09:37 am

But that was far from the case back in 1986 as this picture shows.

Do you recognise anyone in the photograph or in the other snaps included as part of our slideshow?

Meet a computer 1986-style.

As for what everyone in the pictures was doing, why not buy an edition of Saturday's Sunderland Echo for more clues.

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You can also buy copies of photos from this slideshow here.

Meet a computer 1986-style.