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Two events will be taking place in Sunderland to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January). On Friday 25th January at 10.00 a.m., the mayor of Sunderland – Cllr Linda Scanlan – will open a two-day exhibition dedicated to the life and legacy of Anne Frank.
Seaburn Tram Shelter Public Conveniences
Some historic Sunderland toilets – located beneath an old tram shelter in Seaburn – have reopened to the public following a restoration programme. The Victorian-era conveniences – which first opened in 1901 – had fallen into a state of disrepair after being closed for a number of years. Many original features...
RememberSrebrenica
Sunderland City Council will hold events today (11th July) to remember the Srebrenica genocide, which took place during the Bosnian War (1992-5). The genocide saw over 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys massacred in and around the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995. The genocide will be remembered in events...
Sunderland’s Washington Old Hall celebrated American Independence Day this year by welcoming some very special guests. Representatives from Tudor Place, a historic building in the US associated with George Washington’s family, came all the way from America to mark the 4th of July at the hall. Washington Old Hall – a...
Booklaunch
Sunderland primary school children have teamed up with a professional author and illustrator to create a book celebrating Sunderland’s maritime past. The book – based on the life of Sunderland sailor Jack Crawford – is packed with fun facts and features a colourful array of characters including pressganged villains, washer...
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A project is underway to gather people’s memories of a historic Sunderland landmark. Ghosts of Hylton Castle aims to capture people’s recollections of growing up near the ancient monument. Hylton Castle – a 14th century structure – is currently being restored thanks to a partnership between Sunderland City Council and the...
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The Tall Ships Races 2018 will soon be coming to Sunderland, but this great event will be just the latest chapter in the north east’s long history of seafaring. This half-term, the region’s residents will have the chance to learn more about this important aspect of the north east’s heritage...
image courtesy of Elliott Brown, from Flickr Creative Commons
It was 25-years-ago today that Sunderland-born writer Terry Deary began work on two very famous books. Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians aimed to make history come alive for children by combining facts and dates with silly jokes, disgusting details and plenty of blood, guts and gore. These books would mark the...
An old photo of the Sunderland Empire
Sunderland’s residents are to have the chance to hear about exciting new plans to revitalise the city’s historic Minster Quarter. It is hoped that these plans will be made possible via a Townscape Heritage Scheme – such schemes supply Lottery cash to help rejuvenate urban areas. All will be revealed in...
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Sunderland’s historic Roker Pier is once again open to the public. The pier – along with the lighthouse and an access tunnel – had been undergoing restoration work since 2012, but it was badly damaged by a storm last year. On 5-6th November 2016, the pier was battered by gale-force...

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