Sunderland was chosen for a unique TV experiment in 2000 to assess the impact of the Internet on everyday life. Twenty four homes in Gayhurst Crescent, Mill Hill were chosen to be part of it. Remember this?
Sunderland was chosen for a unique TV experiment in 2000 to assess the impact of the Internet on everyday life. Twenty four homes in Gayhurst Crescent, Mill Hill were chosen to be part of it. Remember this?

13 pictures from Sunderland in the year 2000 - can you believe it was 20 years ago?!

It’s astonishing to think that 20 years have passed since we celebrated the new millennium.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:10 am

But what was making the news in Sunderland in the first month of the 2000s?

If you need a reminder, here are 13 of them and they cover everything from a national Internet project which centred on Wearside to Blind Date making the local news.

Take a look and see how many of these scenes you remember.

And maybe you are in the picture.

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