Dozens of faces and places in our gallery of 1977 Sunderland pictures

Our weekly journey back through the Sunderland Echo photo archives stops at May 1977 today.

By Gavin Ledwith, Digital Specialist
Saturday, 11th May 2019, 12:58 pm

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Southwick shops in 1977.
Southwick shops in 1977.

These pictures also appear in May 11's Echo. Remember that copies of these and all our staff pictures can be ordered here. Also read: May 11, 1985 - The Clash play Sunderland

Singing barber Giggi Campoli made a big impression when he serenaded customers of a town centre hairdressing salon. It was barbershop Italian-style and the customers loved it.
Ray Chester is pictured in the middle of conducting the Monkwearmouth School Band. More than 200 young musicians and staff were due to play at the Sunderland Empire in front of 1,500 spectators.
There was lots of fun to be had at South Hylton Carnival which included this enthusiastic lot on a float.The annual procession made its way downhill to the riverbank with hundred of onlookers enjoying the procession.

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Gary Reed, Kevin Baxter and Gillian Oliver were the pride of Wearside when the St Anne's RC Primary School pupils won prizes for their literary skills in 1977.
These Castle View School footballers were triumphant after beating Lanchester St Bede's in the Durham County Schools under-15 trophy.
Members of the Tyne and Wear Young Naturalists Club enjoyed a day out at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The children were all from the Sunderland area. Recognise any of them?
Pennywell Comprehensive School pupils rehearse their own version of the Lambton Worm.
Here are the girls of the Northern Gas Area football team who were about to take on the men's side. But who won the charity match at Red House School which was in aid of cancer research?
Inga Gibbons looked like she was about to tuck into a giant-sized chocolate eclair - but it was really a piece of art which was on show at Sunderland Art Gallery.
Southwick shops in 1977. What are your memories of spending time - and money - there?