by Andrew Clark & Sharyn Taylor
'North East Life in the 1960s' recalls a memorable decade – thought by many to be one of the most exciting periods in our history. The music scene had everything from Beatlemania, to local lads in The Animals achieving worldwide success and some of the great artists coming to the North East. The night scene was vibrant with clubs such as the La Dolce Vita in Newcastle where Tom Jones, at the height of his fame, appeared in 1966. Also in that year there was the greatest day in English football when England won the World Cup at Wembley and had in the team Bobby and Jackie Charlton from Ashington. Other memories include 1960s fashion, work, schooldays, entertainment, holidays and jazz bands.