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The Grizzly Tale of the Sunderland Cholera Epidemic

It’s 2021 and we’re still battling the covid-19 pandemic. As we get vaccinated and try to keep ourselves safe, the experience of living through covid may harbour historical interest in…

Remembering the Victoria Hall Disaster: A Sunderland Tragedy

At the end of the 19th century, a tragedy occurred within the town of Sunderland which was amongst one of the worst ever seen in Britain, one with lasting significance.…

The Legend of “Spottee’s Cave” in Roker, Where did it come from? And What’s Inside it?

At the end of Roker Beach, underneath a Cliff Gorge heading into the park of the same name, there’s a conspicuous door in the cliffside with shutters on it surrounded…

The City of Adelaide, One of the Greatest Ships Sunderland Ever Made, and then Squandered…

The City of Adelaide is the oldest surviving clipper ship in the world. Built in the year 1864 by the hands of Sunderland men in the shipyard William Pile, Hay…

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…

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