What was making the news in the Sunderland Echo in 1971?

Our weekly journey back through the Echo photo archives travels nearly half a century today.

Friday, 24th August 2018, 5:10 pm
Updated Friday, 24th August 2018, 5:15 pm
Sunderland Civic Centre under construction in 1971.

We are looking back at images which were making the news locally in August 1971.

As our main picture suggests, it was a time of change across town the "modern" Civic Centre gradually taking shape to replace the demolished Town Hall.

Sunderland Civic Centre under construction in 1971.

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