Sunderland Orphanage No ratings yet.

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 No ratings yet.

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 No ratings yet.

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 is easily accessible. Indeed, the arrival of the Sunderland Metro… Continue reading

Sunderland Marina No ratings yet.

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

Joplings Department Store No ratings yet.

To begin with, the partnership of Thomas Jopling and Joseph Tuer would be the start something big in Sunderland. Indeed, it would be the beginning of the longest established department store in Sunderland. In 1804, Thomas Jopling and Joseph Tuer opened a drapery business at 174-178 High Street East. The… Continue reading

Twin Resorts Of Roker And Seaburn No ratings yet.

Furthermore, there are guest houses too. As well as the Marriott Hotel which used to be the Seaburn Hotel, there are many smaller places to stay. For example, there is the Roker Hotel and a host of others on Roker Terrace. Roker In essence, Roker has two beaches. Firstly, there… Continue reading

Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens No ratings yet.

To begin with, the first Sunderland museum was in the Athenaeum in Fawcett Street in 1846. Indeed, Sunderland was the first place outside of London to have a publicly funded museum. In addition, by 1858, a new public library was up and running alongside. However, by the 1870’s, more space… Continue reading

Chester-le-Street No ratings yet.

To begin with, Chester-le-Street is the business, residential and shopping centre of one of the smallest English districts. Indeed, the town is in the northern part of County Durham, between Durham City and Gateshead. Of course, Chester-le-Street stands on the River Wear and lies just 8 miles west of Sunderland.… Continue reading

Sunniside, Sunderland No ratings yet.

Sunniside, Sunderland To begin with, Sunniside is an area in Sunderland City Centre. Indeed, its boundaries are, Borough Road, Fawcett Street and the  Sunderland Inner Ring road. Of course it is an old area and you will find many solicitors have their offices here. There are also many estate agents… Continue reading

Roker Park No ratings yet.

Roker Park, Sunderland However, Roker Park attracted very little attention until the late 19th Century. Indeed, the earliest development was the building of Roker Terrace along the sea front on the cliff tops. This was in the 1840’s and those buildings are still standing. Roker still did not have the… Continue reading