Famous Sunderland People

Famous Sunderland People 01 To begin with, are you aware that Kate Adie was brought up in Sunderland? Then again, did you know that the leading male actor in the film ‘Born Free’ was born here? Well read on because here we take a look at many other famous Sunderland… Continue reading

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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

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County Durham

To begin with, County Durham covers a large area on the north east coast of England. Indeed, the area is steeped in a glorious history. Durham City itself stands on the River Wear which winds is way to the North Sea at Sunderland. We can only but scratch the surface… Continue reading

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Sunderland Cinemas

Sunderland Cinemas Regal, Odeon To begin with, let us take a look back at the glory days of Sunderland Cinemas when they were numerous. Indeed, the cinema industry was booming but why did they all disappear? On the site once occupied by the Olympia Pleasuredrome, there now stands what was… Continue reading

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Curse On Washington Blacksmiths

This story is ends with a highwayman placing a curse on a blacksmiths workshop in Washington Village. Therefore, we are giving the story the simple title of The Curse On Washington Blacksmiths. The Robbery Long Bank, in the 1700’s was just a mud track. Indeed, it was a short-cut across… Continue reading

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Sunderland Highwayman

Indeed, long ago, Wearside had its very own Sunderland Highwayman who became a notorious figure. From petty crimes to hold-ups and murder, this was someone you didn’t want living near you. So, let us look back at Robert Drummond, The Sunderland Highwayman. Scottish Connection Actually, Robert Drummond was born in… Continue reading

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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

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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

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Sunderland Coal Mining

Sunderland Coal Mining Here, we take a brief look at the history of Sunderland Coal Mining industry. To begin with, life was tough down the pits with miners at the coal face working in extreme conditions. But as we shall see, reforms were necessary, especially since many coal miners were… Continue reading

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