These adorable youngsters at the Gateway Nursery School were all dressed up and ready for a summer concert.This was only some of the cast who put on a performance for parents and friends in the summer of 1986.

Six pictures to remind you of Sunderland, Seaham and Washington in 1986

Here’s a taster of the news which made the headlines in Sunderland 33 years ago.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 13 July, 2019, 16:45

There’s the tale of the youngster who single-handedly organised a bouncy castle for his local playscheme, and the young Washington swimmers who made a splash in the Sunderland swimming championships.

There’s the boy who handed over money to a riding school and the Salvation Army team who spent a whole day playing a charity pool match.

And there’s the kestrel which won the hearts of Sunderland police officers as well as the Houghton youngsters who teamed up with Dutch musicians to put on a great show.

Want to know more? Read on.

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