Today we shine the spotlight on the faces and places of the people and streets associated with the Fulwell area of Sunderland.
From the photographic archive, we’ve plucked images of men at work there as well as those of people busily shopping, along with young and old alike enjoying themselves at street parties, football matches – and down the pub.
The images include workmen taking up the train lines at the Fulwell crossing in October 1966. The removal of the railway track coincided with the passing of the last mineral train.
Do you recognise any of the men working on the track or do you remember the work taking place?
Another picture shows crowds standing in the boys’ enclosure of the Fulwell End at Roker Park in August 1964.
The youngsters seem to be enjoying themselves, though they seem to be more interested in the Echo’s photographer than the match, perhaps it hadn’t kicked off.
What are your memories of Roker Park, and the boys’ enclosure?