The end of a glorious era and Sunderland marked the last of the trams by having a band playing - the Sunderland Tramways Band to be exact. And look at the crowds for this historic day in 1954.

Fancy a trip across town? Lets do it the old-fashioned way before the Metro - by tram!

We’re all used to getting round town by the most modern methods of transport.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 3:41 pm

But how about a reminder of the days when trams filled Wearside.

So here is a look at some of the wonderful photos from the Echo archives, each showing trams and their striking presence on the streets of Sunderland.

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