9 photos of the abandoned Grand Hotel in Sunderland before it was demolished in 1974
It once played host to well known stars and was a famous Sunderland landmark.
But in August 1974, the Grand Hotel in Bridge Street faced its final days as the bulldozers moved in.
We have 9 reminders of those poignant last days including a last look at the reception and one final glimpse at the dining room.
Were you a guest or did you work at the Grand Hotel? We want your memories.
But before you get in touch, take a look through our collection and enjoy the memories.