The Record Bar At Blacketts High Street store in 1962. Note the 12-inch LPs for only 16 shillings and ninepence.

15 magic reminders of life in Sunderland's classic department stores

From the record bar in Blacketts to the hair salon in Binns. We’ve got the lot in store – literally.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 09:51 am

If you loved to shop in the former department stores of Sunderland, we’ve got lots of reminders of those good old days.

And we have got Bill Hawkins from the Sunderland Antiquarian Society to thank for compiling this super set of images. If you want to find out more, get on down to the Antiquarians on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.30am at their base in Douro Terrace.

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