A decade in Sunderland: a dozen defining photos from the last 10 years

It’s been a decade of change on Wearside.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 3:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 10:20 am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Northern Spire in 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Northern Spire in 2018

And, as ever, we’ve seen good times and bad.

It was the decade when brave Bradley Lowery broke our hearts, but raised our spirits with his amazing bravery and his touching friendship with Jermain Defoe.

We also welcomed the Tall Ships, royalty, and a visiting Doctor Who.

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Here are 12 of the most memorable images from a decade in Sunderland.

Sunderland fans at Wembley for the Capital One Cup Final in 2014
Sunderland's Paralympic Gold Medallist Matt Wylie in 2016
The Tall Ships Races came to Sunderland in 2018
A landmark disappears as the Seaburn Centre is torn down in 2018
No one will forget brave youngster Bradley Lowery, or his friendship with former SAFC star Jermain Defoe
Snow clings to Cleadon Hills as the Beast from the East hits Sunderland in 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the new Northern Spire bridge in 2018
Sunderland--born boxer Josh Kelly competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics
Lumiere 2017 in Durham - the spectacular event has become a winter staple
Then-new Doctor Who Matt Smith, with co-star Karen Gillan, visited Sunderland University as part of a promotional tour in 2010
Sunderland Air Show 2018 was the 30th anniversary of the event