Washington New Town No ratings yet.

Welcome To The Original Washington In modern English, Hwæsa becomes Wassa or Wossa after translation, so this could refer to an influential chieftain or farmer. Moreover, there is an actual reference to Wassyngtona meaning ‘settlement of Wassa’s people’. Because there are no records from this period, evidence is hard to… Continue reading

Edward Thompson Printers No ratings yet.

Edward Thompson Printers The business, Edward Thompson Printers, started out because of a bet, which turned out to be a winner. To begin with, in 1867 a young man called Edward Thompson placed a bet on a horse and won £60. Indeed, this was a great deal of money in… Continue reading

Monkwearmouth No ratings yet.

Monkwearmouth Firstly, Monkwearmouth is an area of Sunderland on the north side of the River Wear. It all began at the end of the seventh century because of a young nobleman named Benedict Biscop. To clarify, Biscop is the Patron Saint of Sunderland and was born in AD627 at the Royal… Continue reading

Victoria Hall Disaster 5/5 (1)

Victoria Hall Disaster To begin with, the Victoria Hall Disaster is a terribly tragedy in which 183 children lost their lives. The Victoria Hall stampede of 1883 is still the worst of its kind ever to have happened in Britain. Of course, news of the disaster spread far and wide.… Continue reading

Mysteries No ratings yet.

Wearside Mysteries Of course, this page is concentrating on a few Wearside Mysteries. Obviously, if you have any stories from our area which have no real explanations, consider writing a post. Obviously, click the link at the top of any page. Wearside Mysteries – UFO’s To begin with, UFO’s were… Continue reading