20 years since Primark's first day in Sunderland, here it is in pictures

There was a huge turnout and a VIP guest as well

Pictures from Primark - that's what we've got for you today and there's nine of them from the store's first day in Sunderland.

It is 20 years since the famous brand opened in the city to a great reception.

The chain originally opened in the former Woolworths store in Fawcett Street, later moving to its new huge premises at The Bridges.

Customers poured through the doors after SAFC manager Mick McCarthy officially opened the store.

Echo photographers made sure we had a permanent reminder of the staff and customers and here they are once more.