Who says the old pastimes don't catch on! There was a waiting list for one particular lesson at Columbia Primary School in Washington and it was Morris dancing. Teachers David Constantine and Geoff Millington were in charge of it and it led to the school forming its own Morris dancing team. Remember this?

Seven reminders of what life was like in Sunderland in 1987

The summer sun belted down and there was plenty to enjoy in Sunderland in 1987.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 09:24 am

Here’s a round-up of some of the quirky events which were making the news.

So take a look through for a reminder of a piano-smashing competition, a summer search for a Santa and why Morris dancing was big on Wearside.

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