11 Sunderland pubs which closed in the 1960s. How many do you remember?

A pint and a chinwag with pals. What could be better. And that’s precisely what you could look forward to in these former Sunderland pubs.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 4:06 pm
The Aquatic Arms was in North Bridge Street from 1873 to 1969.
The Aquatic Arms was in North Bridge Street from 1873 to 1969.

Sadly, they all closed in the 1960s but we can share memories of them with you.

Each photo and story comes to us courtesy of Ron Lawson, the former JP who is also part of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society and who has shared a part of his huge photo selection.

Take a look at Ron’s great reminders of times gone by.

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The Victor Hotel could be found in Victor Street from 1877 to 1960.

To find out more about the society, visit its Facebook page or its website at http://www.sunderland-antiquarians.org/

If you’ve got pub memories please contact Chris Cordner on [email protected]

The Sheet Anchor Inn which could be found in Dundas Street from 1841 to 1965.
It was back in 1965 that the General Havelock closed and it had been open in Trimdon Street since 1858. Photo: Ron Lawson, JP.
The Clipper Ship finally closed in 1962 after 104 years of trading in Victor Street.
You would find the Alma on Alma Street and Wear Street in South Hylton and it was open from 1857 to 1962.
The Caledonian Arms was open for 109 years until its closure in 1967. In the background is the cooling tower of the local power station. Photo; Ron Lawson JP.
Right on the corner of Hendon Road and Fore Street was the Edinburgh House and it ran for 120 years until 1964.
The Hendon Station Hotel was in East Hendon Road and was open from 1877 to 1969. Photo: Ron Lawson JP.
There were two pubs called The Globe in the East End and here is one of them. The Globe Hotel was in High Street East and it lasted from 1771 to 1966. Photo: Ron Lawson JP.
The Divan was another Hendon Road pub and ran from 1871 to 1963. Ron explained: "The licensee for many years was Tommy Little so the pub was known as Little's."
Do you remember these former Sunderland pubs? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]