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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...
RokerPier-after
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...
University of Sunderland to Present 350 Million Year History of the Wear
An exciting series of free lectures at the University of Sunderland this summer will celebrate the River Wear and its impact on the city. The lectures will range over topics such as the river’s 350 million years of geological history, the thousands of ancient artefacts discovered in its depths,...
Six hot cross buns on a white, square plate.
Good Friday commemorates the day on which, according to the Bible, Jesus was put to death by crucifixion after his disciple Judas Iscariot betrayed him to the religious authorities. The authorities had felt threatened by Jesus after his triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, when enthusiastic crowds had...

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