How many of these shops of yesteryear do you remember?

10 pictures from the days before internet shopping, when every town had its own high street

It is that time of year, when shopping lists get ever-longer as Christmas draws nearer.

So what better excuse to step back into the Echo archives for pictures of shopping in our towns and villages through the years?

People were out and about and bumping into friends and neighbours in Sea Road, Fulwell, pictured here in 1967.

1. Beside the seaside

People were out and about and bumping into friends and neighbours in Sea Road, Fulwell, pictured here in 1967.
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Hylton Road in Sunderland had a wide variety of shops back in 1984. Who remembers buying something at Thursby's?

2. Plenty of variety

Hylton Road in Sunderland had a wide variety of shops back in 1984. Who remembers buying something at Thursby's?
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Church Street in Seaham was bustling with shoppers when our photographer took this picture back in 1983. How many of the shops do you remember?

3. A busy Church Street

Church Street in Seaham was bustling with shoppers when our photographer took this picture back in 1983. How many of the shops do you remember?
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The local baker is always one of the most popular shops in any high street. That was the case in Woods Terrace, Murton, back in 1983.

4. Local shops for local people

The local baker is always one of the most popular shops in any high street. That was the case in Woods Terrace, Murton, back in 1983.
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