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The Glorious Lost History of Hendon Few Knew Existed

Welcome to Hendon. Although one of the oldest, it’s probably one of the most notorious suburbs of Sunderland and the butt of many jokes. We don’t need to go into…

The Story Behind the “Door” Of Mowbray Park

We’ve all seen that “Door” in Mowbray Park before. Situated on the side of a hill with its remarkable Lion knocker on the front, does it lead to somewhere? Does…

The Story of the Silksworth Mining Strike Evictions

The Silksworth evictions represent one of the most iconic, yet otherwise little known episodes of working class resistance and rebellion in Sunderland history. In the village of New Silksworth, long…

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