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


Sunderland International Airshow

To begin with, Sunderland International Airshow is the biggestfree annual airshow in Europe. Spread over three days, of course, the event takes place in Roker and Seaburn. In this case, it is usually the final weekend in July on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunderland International Airshow Therefore, accommodation is at… Continue reading


New Sunderland Bridge – River Wear Crossing

New Sunderland Bridge – River Wear Crossing In effect, travellers around the Wessington Way area to the north of the river will see work taking place. Likewise, folk around the European Way and Pallion areas should also see early stages of the work. There are also electronic notices at key… Continue reading


Toy Dolls Come Home To Sunderland

The Toy Dolls Come Home To Sunderland To begin with, The Toy Dolls came back to Sunderland last night and it was about time. Indeed, they performed to a full house at North Shore, St Peters Campus. In brief, The Toy Dolls played a gig in The Old 29 in… 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