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Give us your memories of local league football in 1970s Sunderland

The Tyne and Wear League was the place to be if you wanted close-fought encounters on the pitches of Sunderland.

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Shipyard workers in July 1941

Cafe launch celebrates Sunderland’s female shipyard workers

A Sunderland author who’s penned a novel about female shipyard workers will help to launch a new bookshop cafe.

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Jolly Sailor attack but Doxfords keeper David Bruce is well positioned.

Give us your memories of local league football in 1970s Sunderland

The Tyne and Wear League was the place to be if you wanted close-fought encounters on the pitches of Sunderland.

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Janet Oliver, Glynis Summerson and Cherine Turner are shown how to pose by Rowena Thompson.

How deep was your love for Saturday Night Fever in Sunderland?

The jive really was talking in Sunderland in 1978 when it seemed the whole of the city was getting into dance fever.

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Janet Oliver, Glynis Summerson and Cherine Turner are shown how to pose by Rowena Thompson.

How deep was your love for Saturday Night Fever in Sunderland

The jive really was talking in Sunderland in 1978 when it seemed the whole of the city was getting into dance fever.

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Roker Park in 1952.

An illuminating look at the Sunderland lights

Earlier this week, we began our look back at the history of the Sunderland illuminations.

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Sunderland on Film Take 2

What we can expect from Sunderland on Film Take 2

Some of Sunderland's most magical moments are to be relived on the silver screen - and organisers have now released a taster of what we can expect.

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The newly refurbished wall, complete with its mural at Roker.

Fun with metal detectors and murals in 1970s Sunderland

Back in 1978, they came up with a brilliant way to keep children entertained in the summer in Sunderland.

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The newly refurbished wall, complete with its mural at Roker.

Having fun with metal detectors and murals in 1978 Sunderland

Back in 1978, they came up with a brilliant way to keep children entertained in the summer in Sunderland.

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Sunderland Illuminations in Roker Park in 1952.

A look at Sunderland Illuminations through the decades.

It wouldn’t be Sunderland without the illuminations at this time of year.

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The bread shortage in 1975.

The Binns days of Strawberry Time and the Bear Pit

The history of Binns has been examined by Philip Curtis of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

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The four men get ready for their European travels.

We found him! Sunderland lad remembers his amazing 1963 tour of Europe

He was one of the adventurous 19-year-olds who went on a tour of Europe with a difference.

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Binns between the wars.

Fantastic memories and photographs of Binns in Sunderland

Of all the department stores on Wearside, the biggest of the lot in Sunderland was Binns.

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Dougie Bell, left, at The Sandcastle in 2010 with regional manager Andy Metcalfe

Popular Sunderland pub landlord who inspired Toy Dolls loses cancer fight

A landlord who was so popular with punters that an iconic punk band penned a track in his honour has lost his battle with cancer.

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Tom, far left,  with colleagues in the breathing apparatus room at Dun Cow Street Fire Station.

He was one of first firemen at blaze which destroyed Joplings in Sunderland - and he’s shared his dramatic story

Memories of the devastating fire at Joplings brought back evocative memories for Tom Bennett.

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Sunderland led out at the Final by captain Charlie  Thomson followed by Butler and Buchan

The Sunderland lad who won an FA Cup winners medal against his hometown club

The greatest season in Sunderland AFC’s long history was undoubtedly 1912-13. The club were League Champions and FA Cup runners-up.

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The Silksworth tennis club.

From tennis club to Townswomen’s Guild - village had it all

Sandra Arkley today continues her look at the fascinating past of New Silksworth - in advance of tomorrow’s open evening where people can find out more about village life.

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Blind Lane in the 1800s.

Exhibition aims to revive interest in Silksworth heritage

An open evening will look at the history of a part of Sunderland with a strong colliery past.

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Jose Tartiere under arrest on the Wear in 1937.

When the Spanish Civil War came to the River Wear

As the Spanish Civil War was being fought between Republican and Nationalist factions in the 1930s, a Spanish ship in the Wear was caught up in its consequences.

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Ralph Baxter enjoys a joke from Prince Charles during his visit  to the Prince of Wales Community Venture centre.

A right Royal 1980s Sunderland welcome for Prince Charles

It was overcast skies which greeted Prince Charles on his visit to Sunderland that year.

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