WE'VE gone back almost 60 years in time to see how Durham City looked back then - and what exactly has changed.

Delving into our archives, we've picked out six fascinating pictures of the city as it was in the 1960s and compared them to today.

From the once-popular Marks and Spencer on Silver Street to an era when the A690 was barely a developer's dream, the city remains recognisable but things have changed.

Using our interactive slide tool with your mouse, you can see how each area compares both, then and now.

1. Saddler Street pictured back in August 1965 with the photographer looking towards the Market Place

2. The once-popular Marks and Spencer, which never failed to attract thousands of customers per week, pictured in November 1969

3. Although much of it has been transformed, the main ticket office has remained largely similiar as this picture from June 1965 shows

4. Saddler Street in October 1960 shortly after the council boldly proposed the rebuilding of these shops to allow for two lines of traffic

5. Leazes Road pictured here in November 1965, which is now dominated by  the A690 linking Durham, Houghton and Sunderland

6. A road on the Sherburn Road Estate pictured in August 1962, although an exact street wasn't recorded, it is believed to be Oswald Close 

*All pictures used are from The Northern Echo's archives and Google Maps