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Double act recall their days at Wetherells

The memories just keep rolling in about Wetherells – the nightclub which was a hit in the swinging ’60s in Sunderland.

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Lt Wallace's resting place at St Catherine British Cemetery, northern Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

A poppy, roses and a moment of reflection - the poignant tribute to a Wearside war hero

A North East man has made a poignant journey to France in tribute to his Sunderland ancestor who died in the midst of war.

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Sunderland war hero is remembered in a new song

A Sunderland hero – who won honours for his bravery in action during the First World War – has been remembered in song.

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Monkwearmouth mums at the start of their race at the Sunday School treat.

Did you scramble for sweets on the Sunderland Sunday School treat

Sunday school treats began back in the late 19th century.

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In pictures: Remembering Crowtree Leisure Centre

We have ‘dived’ into our photographic archives this week and have surfaced with some cracking Crowtree Leisure Centre images.

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Waiting for the catch to come in.

The hawkers who sold their wares in Sunderland

Today street sellers are rarely seen in Sunderland.

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The last shift at Wearmouth Colliery, taken on Friday, December 10 1993.

Remembering the last days of Wearmouth Colliery

The last days of Wearmouth Colliery brought back many memories for Echo readers.

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Wheatsheaf junction in 1951 showing The Cora.

Getting into the Cora to watch Flash Gordon

Until the 1960s just about every suburb of Sunderland could boast its own picture hall.

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The Grand Hotel in February 1971.

Myrtle, 96, looks back on the grand old days of a Sunderland hotel

Myrtle May Wild has our utmost thanks.

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How Sunderland has marked Easter over the years

Today is Easter Monday – the Christian festival and holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the third day of burial after his crucifixion.

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The Grindon Mill.

Your memories of the Grindon Mill

We raise a toast today to the 37,000 Echo readers who spotted our social media post about a former Sunderland pub.

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Singer Kate Bush played Sunderland in 1979.

April 12, 1979: Kate Bush plays Sunderland

She may at the centre of an ongoing row over whether or not she turned down America's prestigious Coachella music festival.

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The 160th (Wearside) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Lt Wallace is pictured far right in the middle row.

Remembering a Sunderland war hero who died 100 years ago today

One hundred years ago today, a truly brave Sunderland man died.

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Andrew Morris winning a Chipper competition at Josephs.

Your Josephs memories from as far as Israel

We got responses from as far as Israel when we featured a selection of nostalgic photographs of Josephs store.

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In pictures: Remember when preacher Billy Graham visited Sunderland's Roker Park

It is nearly 33 years since American evangelist Billy Graham visited Sunderland's former Roker Park ground as part of his Mission England tour.
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Gypsy Lee's kiosk at Seaburn where you could get your palm read.

Dancing the evening away at Cats Night Out in Seaburn

The changing face of Seaburn continued last week with the closure of the Seaburn Leisure Centre and the removal of the Pullman Lodge railway carriage.

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Grangetown pictured in July 1965.

Broken biscuits, bruised fruit and your memories of Grangetown shops

These scenes from 1960s Sunderland had Echo readers reaching well back into their memory banks.

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The Grand Hotel in February 1971.

The Sunderland hotel which welcomed the Beatles

It was grand by name and - in its heyday - it was very much grand by nature.

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Ralf Greenwood hands a token over on the last day in 1992.

Photos from the last days of the County Durham pits

Memories of the last days of a North East pit triggered the attention of thousands of Echo readers.

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Watch our slideshow of archive Sunderland Echo Chipper Club photos

"Dear Uncle Derek." Who remembers writing those words?
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