Sunderland Deadly Diseases

To begin with, this article is all about Sunderland Deadly Diseases from yesteryear. Indeed, many centuries ago, dealing with diseases and illnesses was in its infancy. In fact, treatments were primitive to say the least. Sunderland is, of course, at the mouth of the River Wear and is one of… Continue reading

 

Seaham Tragedies

To begin with, this page tells about some of Seaham tragedies. Indeed, some of Seaham tragedies go back to the early 1800’s. Seaham Tragedies: Seaham Maritime Disaster 1873 On Tuesday 26th June 1873, a dreadful boat accident took the lives of five men. This all happened within hailing distance of… Continue reading

 

Seaham County Durham

Seaham is a small town on the North East coast in County Durham, England. The town is around 6 miles south of Sunderland and 13 miles east of Durham City. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of around 21,000. Many people refer to the town as… Continue reading

 

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

 

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

 

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 Metro

Sunderland still has one of the best bus services available and always has had. However, The Tyne and Wear Metro Rapid Transit System arrived in Sunderland in 2002. Of course, together with an efficient bus network, all areas of Sunderland are easily accessible. Indeed, the arrival of the Sunderland Metro… Continue reading