Nine pictures from Sunderland in 1984, including a snacking seal, champion sailors, and pub scenes

The year when a visiting seal and a TV camera crew came to town

Jeffrey the hungry seal was a headline hitter in 1984.

So was The South Bank Show which came to Monkwearmouth and the Billy Graham fans who gathered at Roker Park.

They all shared the Sunderland Echo headlines 40 years ago along with plenty of other faces and places.

Join us for a journey back in time to revisit them all.

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