Well, today we’re reliving those fond memories of trips Saturdays on King Street, the wave machine at Temple Park swimming pool and going “down street” on a Friday night.
There’s nothing more comforting than a trip down memory lane, and Shields Gazette readers have been telling stories from their past for this week’s Throwback Thursday.
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Pick and mix at Woolworths, dress shoes for the pub and catching a film at The Gaumont or the ABC form just some of your stories – and we have loved reliving these moments with you.
Jane Shortland: “Having to be dressed appropriately to get into the pubs; no jeans, shirts with collars, dress shoes. Packed pubs with a DJ playing great dance music. Waiting in a mile long taxi queue to get home.”
Shields Gazette readers have been sharing their fondest memories of younger days.
Debra Slesser: “Going down street on a Friday night for the best nightlife in the North East. Starting at 7pm and every pub chocka block!”
Ian Fraser: “The kids play area at Marsden Grotto pub.”
David Robson: “Turned away from pubs cos you didn’t have black dress shoes on.”
David Hopper: “Putting black socks over your trainers to get into a club.”
Enjoying the facilities at Temple Park Leisure Center in 1979.
Hitting the shops
Claire Carr: “I remember the gift shops on Ocean Road.”
Valerie Taylor Garthwaite: “Going round the markets on Fridays/Saturdays at top of King Street.”
Doris Osman: “Getting dressed up to go down King Street with my mam, priceless.”
Stephen Sullivan: “The static shock from the railings to go downstairs at Woolworths. The ramp at Geordie Jeans!”
Carol Todd: “Getting dressed up on a Saturday morning to walk up and down King Street all day!”
Dennis Williamson: “Corner of King Street.”
Mark Hornby: “Looking at the TVs in Dixons window on a Saturday afternoon to find out the football scores.”
Plenty of fun
Kerry Clements, Steven Johnston, Jade Johnstone, Elise Scott all shouted out:”Temple Park swimming pool.”
Stephen Sullivan: “That noise when the waves were about to start.”
Graham Jordan: “Derby Street Baths and swimming galas.”
Ken Barron: “Going to ABC minors matinee Saturday morning.”
Brenda Owen: “The Gaumont Cinema.”