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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