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Dark Sunderland: Jane Atkinson, The “Washington Witch” Who Was Condemned to Death

“She’s a witch, burn her!” is a quote from an infamous scene in Monty Python’s The Holy Grail in 1975. As funny of course as it may seem, the persecution…

Dark Sunderland: What Happened to Molly Moselle? And Does She Haunt the Empire?

In 1949 a 33 year old dancer who worked at the Sunderland Empire vanished in circumstances that have never been explained, leaving behind a spooky and tormented legacy at the…

Five Things You Never Knew About Fulwell

Fulwell is a village to the North of Sunderland, bordering Roker, Seaburn, Southwick and Monkwearmouth, gradually absorbed into the city during its expansion in the 18th and 19th century. But…

Legends of Sunderland: Robert Jackson- Farringdon’s Medieval Hardman

For this legends of Sunderland installment, we’re aren’t discussing a character in our “recent memory” but we’re in fact going far, far back in time… 600 years to be precise,…

Dark Sunderland: The Harrowing Murder of Dean Pike

Disclaimer: Some may find the details of this story distressing. On June 25th, 2005, the 11 year old Dean Pike burned to death in his home in Hendon, scarring the…

Scary Sunderland: The Dark History of Cherry Knowle Hospital

Unfortunately for the time being our “Legends of Sunderland” series has to experience a hiatus, primarily because we’re running out of characters to cover. So now, and especially in the…