Southwick shops in 1977.

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.

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.

1. Barbi Boy

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.
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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.

2. Leading the Ray

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.
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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.

3. Carnival capers

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.

4. Write on cue

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.
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