11 memories of life in Sunderland in the 1960s - work, rest and play

Eyes down for bingo, Bis Bar and days at the beach

It was only 60 years ago but so much has changed.

Here are 11 views of Sunderland as it looked in the 1960s.

They were the days of great coffee bars, full houses in the bingo halls and picnics at the Air Day.

But they were also the days of working down the pits and graft at the shipyards.

Have a look at Sunderland in a bygone era thanks to 11 photos from the Echo archives.

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