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Here Are The Lost Railways of Sunderland And What’s Left of Them

During the peak of its Industrial era, Sunderland was a town of many, many railway lines. That seems hard to believe now given how small the central railway station is…

What is the Oldest Pub in Sunderland? Here are the Candidates

Sunderland is a city with a grand history of pubs. Sadly, as we’ve discussed in previous articles, many historic bars in the city are no longer with us as the…

The Vans We’ve All Seen Around Sunderland, But Just Who is “Big Bear Beds?”

There’s few people who haven’t seen this van around Sunderland. Often parked on the Durham Road, be it near McDonald’s on Farringdon or up next to where the Prospect Was,…

The Most Famous People in History to Have Visited Sunderland, Past and Present

Sunderland is far removed from the centre of political power and wealth in Britain, that being London, so we tend to appreciate it a bit more when big name come…

The Lost and Forgotten Cemeteries of Sunderland: A Guide

A Cemetery is a place where we bury and remember our dead. We often take their presence for granted given we can always identify headstones and graves, and often associate…

Tracking A History: What ever happened to Sunderland’s Tram Network?

We’ve all seen the old photos before, they bring deep memories of nostalgia and perhaps symbolic of a more glorious past. So it goes without saying that the public are…