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Dave wants to know - Did Yeh Ever Gann To The Mecca?

Did Yeh Ever Gann To The Mecca? Dave Murray would love to know.

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Marion Young and her colleague Wang Ssu Wen with the man carrying their luggage.

One Sunderland woman’s remarkable role in China

A Sunderland woman’s remarkable journeys - to establish Christianity in China - have been documented in a new book.

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An inside view of the Newcastle City Pool, where the baths were.

How the Turkish Baths played a part in a massive Sunderland bank raid

Bank robberies often make massive headlines - especially when there are large amounts of money involved.

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A street in Sunderland blocked by snow.

The Sunderland winter which froze the anti-freeze in cars!

Think you’ve got it bad with modern day winters?

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Ivy Leaf FC Football Team  April 1977  old ref number 15279  local football teams

Remembering Sunderland’s dashing footballers of years gone by

This week’s delve into the Sunderland Echo picture archive has brought up some colourful kits and a lot of hair as we look at photographs of local football teams in from recent decades.

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Margaret pictured as a baby.

The Sunderland man who delivered his own child in the deep mid winter

We asked you for your memories of storm Sunderland winters.

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The photograph that prompted a massive response from Sunderland fans.

Was this the most exhausting day ever for Sunderland fans

We all know how it finished.

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The Josephs store in Sunderland.

Sunderland shop stood firm against the German bombing

The constantly altering face of inner-city shopping has brought many changes to Sunderland.

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Genevieves got a massive response when we asked you to share your memories of the place.

Dancing and romancing at Genevieve’s

You danced the night away in your thousands at this popular nightspot.

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What are your favourite memories of Sunderland's Seaburn Centre?

With the news that Sunderland’s Seaburn Centre leisure facility will be closing in March this year, we thought it would be lovely to go through our archives and dig out some photographs showing the centre in its heyday.

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Ida Cook and sister Louise.

Relatives of Sunderland heroines are traced after Echo appeal

A Sunderland Echo appeal to trace living relations of two heroic Sunderland women has paid dividends.

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Joanna Parry who shared her memories about her father Joe Wright.

He made magnificent music and left magical memories across Sunderland

A Wearside man has been remembered as a fantastic dad and a wonderful musician.

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Commodore 64

The future is retro: could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.
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Horses were used to clear the snow in Mowbray Park in 1941.

The Sunderland blizzard which was so bad, it brought down chimney stacks

Over the past century, the winter season has usually brought ice, frost, snow, rain and wind to Wearside.

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Wilhelm Jung's shop in Dundas Street.

War came - but some families were banned from living at Sunderland’s coast

In time of war, national identity and loyalty can become confused.

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Joplings sale 28 December 1981 old ref number 39103   A three piee suite for �49.95 instead of �299.00 was the prize for Mr Peter Dumble today after spending 36 hours on the pavement outside Joplings Store.  Mr Dumble of Doxford Park, and his son David (16) were first in the queue when they arrived with sleeping bags at 9 o'clock on Saturday night.

Remembering the golden age of Sunderland’s January sales

Christmas has gone and the new year has begun – and once again shoppers are hunting the bank holiday bargains.

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Sunderland wives and girlfriends set off for London.

The lucky hat that helped Sunderland win the cup

Last week we took a first look at behind-the-scenes news from Sunderland in 1973.

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Schoolboy Jim Leadbitter on duty as an ARP runner.

Wartime memories of a Sunderland man

A wartime Christmas homecoming with a chicken dinner awaited a Whitburn teenager in December 1941.

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Tony James and Bob Scott ready for the off in their red and white Cup Special car.

What else went on in Sunderland in 1973?

We often hark back to that wonderful year when Sunderland won the FA Cup in 1973.

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Take a trip down memory lane and see if you can spot anybody in our pictures.

Sunderland's 12 Days of Nostalgia

Christmas is almost upon us, and for the past 12 days we have been taking a trip down Sunderland's memory lane.

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