A selection of images from Nissan's first 35 years on Wearside.

13 pictures of car giant Nissan's first 35 years in Sunderland ahead of milestone anniversary in September

September 2021 marks 35 years since Nissan’s Sunderland plant was officially opened during a visit by then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 3:36 pm

With the plant employing around 6,000 staff – not to mention the thousands more engaged in the wider supply chain – its importance to the city’s economy cannot be underestimated. Here we look back through our archives at a selection of pictures taken at the Washington plant and in the surrounding community.

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