A CHARITY shop has gone into a timewarp following a huge contribution of vintage clothing and valuable records from the 1960s and 1970s.

Caftans, hippy waistcoats, trousers, shoes and a variety of other garments from the decades that taste forgot, have arrived at the Barnardo's charity shop, accompanied by rare albums from the same era.

Records by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Rush, Yes, Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream, the Rolling Stones and Frank Zappa have been contributed to the shop in Stockton Road, Sunderland.

Barnardo's spokesman Tracey Hiles said: "Some of these albums are worth quite a bit of money and, accordingly, we are not exactly giving them away. We checked in an up-to-date record collectors' catalogue and were amazed at what we found.

"It's like an Aladdin's Cave of the Sixties and Seventies at the shop at the moment ,with some fascinating items."

Anyone wanting information about what is on offer can call 0191-514 5833.