Jack Crawford

Jack Crawford, was a sailor who was born in Sunderland on 22nd March 1775. This was in a house on Thornhill Bank, (now Pottery Bank) in the East End. He was a keelman, at a very young age. Keelmen worked on large keel boats which took coal to to the… Continue reading

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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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