9 pictures of Wearside landlords and landladies in their bars in years gone by

The pandemic has brought tough times for pubs all over the country including Sunderland.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 1:09 pm
How many of these retro pub scenes bring back happy memories?
How many of these retro pub scenes bring back happy memories?

There will be a day when they can all re-open and in the meantime, let’s pay tribute to the people who have run them over the years.

Landlords and landladies manage hostelries all over Wearside and do a marvellous job which includes so much more than just serving drinks.

So join us as we pay tribute to ‘mine hosts’ and the excellent work they have done over the years.

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Sunderland pub landlord Geoff Porteous of the The Borough, in Vine Place and some of the regulars had their hair 'styled' to raise funds for the special care baby unit at Sunderland General Hospital. He is pictured with Alison Quenet in 1993.

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Landlady Barbara Ross (left) and Marie Grant were pictured at the Round Robin pub, Hylton Road, Sunderland in 2013. They organised a funday in aid of Little Heroes charity.
George Halliday, landlord at the Wavendon, was planning big celebrations for St George's Day in 2009. Were you there?
A charity night at the Three Horse Shoes in Leamside in 2004. Does this bring back memories?
Phil Belfield with the collection for the Statue For Stokoe appeal at the Grange pub in 2004. Are you in the picture as well.
Sue Young, landlady of the Guide Post, Ryhope, front, with staff and customers for the pub's Help For Heroes charity fancy dress night in 2013.
Landlord Jason Toms was pictured leading the way on a Heartstart training scheme at the Clarendon pub in Hendon in 2009. Are you pictured with him?
Landlady Jackie Kerton, right holding the cheque, is pictured after a charity night of star turns in 2005. It helped to raise £2,000 for the Marie Curie cause. Are you pictured?
Gavin Brogan, landlord of the Rovers Return, was pictured with money raised at the pub to help an emergency appeal for the 2004 children of the Asian earthquake.
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