Find out more about Sunderland’s hidden heritage treasures

Wearside has a rich cultural heritage and a call has gone out for people to find out more.

The acoustic mirror.

Explore the past of these historic Sunderland sites

If it’s heritage you’re after, look no further than Sunderland.

Four men and a van who were prepared to go off on an adventure.

The Sunderland men who hatched a 2,000-mile plan - to view the art treasures of Europe

When you’ve got a real love of art, it’s natural that you want to find out more.

Doxfords outfitting quay. Photographs courtesy of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

The day German warships headed for Sunderland

One hundred years ago this week, Sunderland came within a whisker of a mighty naval attack off its coastline.

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A torpedo boat destroyer on the berths at Laings in Sunderland during the First World War.

Germany and Britain’s navies clashed off the Sunderland coast

They were on their way with a deadly mission.

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The crowds gather at Blacketts to view the window displays.

Echo readers share their memories of Blacketts department store

Memories of a Sunderland department store struck a real chord with more than 24,000 Echo readers.

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Ruth Surtees and Grace Flynn lead the Fence Houses workout.

Were you a 1960s Girl Guide in Sunderland? Relive those golden days

It was a golden year for Girl Guides, Brownies and Rangers in Sunderland in 1962.

Veteran Len Gibson at Sunderland's War Memorial, Burdon Road, to commemorate VJ day.

Sunderland remembers the ‘Forgotten Army’ to mark VJ Day

They may have been dubbed “The Forgotten Army”, but today Sunderland remembered WWII heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Far East.

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The crowds do a touch of window shopping.

The department store with an ornate brass lift

Prominent stores have come and gone in Sunderland - but few are as loved as Blacketts.

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William Streeting.

The flying ace who became a Hartlepool shop fitter

William James Streeting really could lay claim to having shaped part of Hartlepool.

Sunderland Baths were a hive of activity in 1963.

Memories of summer in Sunderland in 1963

“I’m bored” was often the traditional cry of children in the last few weeks of their summer holidays.

A family photo showing Jessie Peverley and her children.
Back row - Edward, left; Tommy; and Walter, far right.
Front row - Anne, left, daughter Jessie, mum (also Jessie) centre, and baby Rose Marie.

A last photo - then tragedy struck twice for this Sunderland family

This lovely photograph shows the Peverley clan.

Bill Short with standard bearers at the City of Benares Memorial Service

Tributes paid to survivor of U Boat attack which killed nine Sunderland children

Tributes have been paid to the survivor of a wartime U Boat attack which killed nine Wearside children.

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Members of Sunderland East End Jazz Band at the carnival.

Memories of the Sunderland Carnival in 1986.

Sunderland has always been a thriving town when it comes to attractions.

Ryhope Grammar School.

The Ryhope music man who triggered fond memories among former students

We struck a real chord when we asked for memories of the Ryhope teacher who had links to the pop stars.

Louise Jordan, drawn in the style of a woman during the First World War.

Meet the war women who broke the mould at Durham event

A woman who disguised herself as a soldier, female footballers banned by the FA, smugglers, inventors and factory workers are among the inspirational women being celebrated in Durham this month.

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The story which prompted so many memories for Thomas King.

From sawdust boy to prop cutter - a Sunderland man’s memories

Sometimes, fate can play an extraordinary hand in life.

The Battle of the Somme which left more than one million men wounded or killed. Photo courtesy of PA.

Wearside families show their pride in tragic Somme heroes

They were heroes all - the thousands who fought and died at the Battle of the Somme.

Sir John Priestman arriving to open the Corporation Quay in 1935.

The man who donated millions for the good of Sunderland

Perhaps the greatest man in Sunderland’s history.

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Sir John Priestman laying the foundation stone of Priestman Library on December 16, 1936.

Sunderland philanthropist helped the sick, the poor and the church

There’s little doubt that Sunderland’s greatest benefactor and philanthropist was Sir John Priestman.

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