Sunniside Sunderland

Sunniside, Sunderland 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 there too. Generally… Continue reading

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Easington County Durham

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 County… Continue reading

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Roker Park Sunderland

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

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Berwick Vampire

The Canon William of Newburgh was a priest and historian who gained much respect. He lived during the reign of Richard I in the thirteenth century. He introduced the tale of the Berwick Vampire to folklore. This was around the time when the plague devastated vast areas of the country.… 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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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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Ryhope Engines Museum Sunderland

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 the Ryhope Engines Museum in Sunderland which opened in 1868. Obviously, this water pumping station was responsible for supplying water to the Wearside area.… Continue reading

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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

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Sunderland International Airshow

To begin with, Sunderland International Airshow is the biggest free 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… Continue reading

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