From The Vault

From The Vault: 14 scenes you will only remember if you supported Sunderland AFC in the 1980s

We’ve delved deep into The Echo’s photo archives to bring you 14 scenes you will remember if you supported Sunderland in the 1980s.

Sunday, 7th November 2021, 1:19 pm

The 1980s proved to be a challenging time for Sunderland as a town.

Coal mining declined during the period with shipbuilding ending in 1988. The unemployment crisis rose to 20% of Mackems out of work in the mid-1980s.

But, as ever, the football club remained, providing its fans with a welcome escape.

Scroll down to view these retro Sunderland photos from the 80s:

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