Tasty memories of a popular Sunderland bakery

One of the prime shopping sites in Sunderland’s city centre is the area at the south end of the Central railway station, writes Philip Curtis from the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.


Your memories of a trip to Derwent Hill

Ninety two thousand of you can not be wrong.

A busy High Street West in 1962 looking towards Risdon's corner

You must have had a beautiful baby ... and you probably clothed it at Risdon’s

Sunderland was hit by the news that Mothercare was shutting up shop in the city after more than 50 years.

Sea Road in the 1960s, as remembered by Vince Jones  from Australia.

From Northants to Oz - you love a trip down Wearside Memory Lane

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Did you take a trip to Derwent Hill?

For over 50 years children from Sunderland have been going to Derwent Hill outdoor education and training centre to enjoy its facilities.

Easington player Barry Jones (stripes), in action.

Meet the best team this coach ever managed

A former headteacher has penned a book about his memories of an all-conquering football team.

Looking up Roker Ave showing Redhead & Browns and Maxfields. Photograph by the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

Hot chip butties and sweets from Hafferty’s - all in Roker Avenue

Jacki Thew’s memories of shops in Roker Avenue are really impressive.

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Joseph's toy shop in Sunderland shortly before its closure.

The toy shop which made your childhood extra special

It was magical, it was amazing and you wish it was still here.

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The Savoy picture house in March 1959.

Raspberry mivvis and a Pearl and Dean advert in the break

A fire may have destroyed an old Sunderland picture house but the memories definitely live on.


Pictures of fans enjoying the big gigs at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Since 2009, the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland AFC, has hosted some of the biggest names in music, from Oasis and Take That to Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

The Old Fire Station in years gone by

Appeal for artefacts to create lasting tribute to Sunderland’s fire service

Sunderland’s newest cultural venue is appealing for help in creating a permanent tribute to the fire service in the city.

The 1987 view which attracted such a big response.

Ten pence mix-ups and a mean corned beef pie - what a Sunderland street that is!

Delicious chips, yummy sweets and 10 pence mix-ups - they’re all part of your wonderful memories of Sea Road in Sunderland.

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Roker Avenue showing Redhead & Browns, and Flo Maxfields shop. Photo; Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

Saveloy dips at Mattie Davison’s and coats from Flo Maxfield’s

If it’s memories of old Sunderland shops you’re after, look no further than Jacki Thew.

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The Antiquarians rare photo of  Wearmouth Bridge before its alteration in 1858.

Tasmanian recruit for Sunderland society which is one of the best in the land

It’s 700-up for the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

J.T.Brumwell's ironmongery in High Street West.

Tin baths and nails - you got it all at this Sunderland store

Two shops - which Wearsiders may remember well - make up our Wearside Echoes spotlight today.


A trip down memory lane to Wearmouth Colliery

This time we really did “dig deep” for our nostalgia feature.

Villette Road in 1959.

You couldn’t get enough of this tasty Sunderland treat

Scrumptious Maws pies got your taste buds tingling and your memories working in overdrive.

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The Bay Hotel.

The city venue where you saw Free and T.Rex

Some of you saw T.Rex, Free and Jethro Tull at this nostalgic venue.

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Cretehawser after being towed upriver.

The days when the city made their boats - out of concrete

There’s a lot of interest in the River Wear at Sunderland at the moment.

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Pictures show changing face of Fawcett Street in Sunderland

Fawcett Street is one of the main streets in Sunderland city centre, and for some it is ‘the main street’.

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