Ryhope Engines Museum

In short, Ryhope Village has one of the finest monuments to Victorian engineering ability in the North East of England. Of course, we are referring to Ryhope Pumping Station which opened in 1868. The machinery still works, but basically the place is a museum now. Called the Ryhope Engines Museum,… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Town Hall

History of Sunderland Town Hall with images. Sunderland Town Hall Proposals In fact, the first proposal came from architect Joseph Potts in 1868. Indeed, Potts suggested developing the Fawcett Street site for the erection of a council chamber and administrative offices. He also proposed a concert hall, library, museum and… Continue reading

 

Beamish Museum

To begin with, Beamish Museum is an open air museum in the North East of England with a difference. On the whole, its main aim is to preserve a flavour of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In other words, the museum gives a sample of rural and urban life… Continue reading

 

Roker Pier Tunnel May Open To The Public

Roker Pier’s Hidden Tunnel May Open To The Public Indeed, Should Sunderland Council secure the correct funding, we could see the Roker Pier Tunnel open to the public. Obviously, many people use Roker Pier daily. In fact, many walkers use it regularly. Of course, fishermen use it regularity too. Moreover,… Continue reading

 

Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, England. Firstly, from Sunderland City Centre, follow the River Wear upstream for five miles and discover Penshaw Monument. Indeed, this old folly is the North East’s biggest and best loved landmarks. Penshaw Monument has symbolised and represented the North East for over 150 years and will continue… Continue reading

 

Empire Theatre

Sunderland Empire Theatre Also, with all standing room, its capacity can go over 2,250. In short, Brothers William and Thomas Ridley Milburn from Sunderland were the architects who designed the Empire Theatre. Indeed, it is a fine example of Edwardian theatre architecture which opened its doors on 1st July 1907.… Continue reading

 

Bridges Shopping Centre

To begin with, The Bridges Shopping Centre is the heart Sunderland City Centre. Indeed, at 550,000 square feet, it is provides a clean undercover environment for Wearside shoppers. Furthermore, there are over 100 shops in which to browse at leisure. Generally speaking, The Bridges Shopping Centre has some of best… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Orphanage

To begin with, the founding of Sunderland East End Orphan Asylum came about in 1853. Indeed, this was after the Sunderland Orphan Asylum Act of 1852 came into force. However, it wasn’t until Thursday 17th October 1861, that the Sunderland Orphanage opened on the edge of the Town Moor. Not… Continue reading

 

Easington

To begin with, around 11 miles south of Sunderland lies the town of Easington in County Durham. The town contains both the ancient village of Easington together with the Easington colliery, the ex-mining town. So, let us explore this small town which has a population of 7,193 (2011). Easington Indeed,… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Marina

To begin with, the Sunderland Marina is a recreational and housing area on the north bank of the River Wear. In fact, it is in Roker around a mile down from the Wearmouth Bridge. Together with the help of a £1m lottery grant, the Marine Activities Centre opened in 1994.… Continue reading