Everyone in Sunderland knows the name – but we rarely take the time to wonder where it came from.
Watch the video as Lynn Wild takes us through writer Tony Gillan’s look at the facts and fiction of the matter.
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And if the curious story grabs your interest, Tony’s full article has even more details.