There was plenty of clowning around at one primary school as pupils prepared for their pantomime nearly a quarter of a century ago.
South Hylton Primary School's production of Sago the Clown is among the pictures featured in our latest trip back through our photographic archives.
This week's collection of snaps concentrate on what was making the news in the Sunderland Echo back in February 1996.
Details of the stories behind the pictures can be found in Saturday's Sunderland Echo.
Remember too that you can buy copies of all our pictures by logging on here.