All-night queues for that elusive bargain
Avid bargain hunters had an all night party on the pavement of Fawcett Street as they waited for the long-anticipated sales to get under way.
Post-Christmas sale stalwarts queued for as long as 26 hours in the cold.
The hardy shoppers got their position outside of stores in Sunderland’s town centre after deciding the price was right for knockdown furniture.
People brought flasks and sleeping bags, and sang carols in the far from silent night before the stores opened their doors.
Mrs Irene Gair of Hendon, started the vigil at 8am on Boxing Day, and was preparing to make the all-important dash for the 10am opening, when we saw her.
Helping to keep morale high was her son Gordon, 13, and his 15-year-old cousin Peter Trusty.
Were you one of those who took to the streets to make sure you got the best deal?
What do you remember of the occasion and what bargains did you grab?
Which stores did you wait to get into?
Email chris.cord[email protected] jpimedia.co.uk with your memories.