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How Sunderland Prepared Itself For A Potential German Invasion, Twice.

Can you ever imagine someone invading Sunderland? The idea might seem laughable today given the UK’s security environment is strong and we’ve had the luxury of lasting peace, not least…

Seaburn Zoo: The Seafront Attraction That Sunderland Forgot

Our seafront has experienced a lot of regeneration over the past few years, but those who have lived longer than most will tell us that in many ways it remains…

These People Are Sunderland’s Greatest Heroes, Which Ones Do You Know?

We’ve previously discussed the characters and of course, the historical villains of Sunderland, but what about the “heroes” of the city, that is people from Wearside who have accomplished heroic…

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…

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…