Such a big year in UK history but how many of these Wearside scenes do you remember?

9 reminders of Sunderland and County Durham in 2012 - the year the UK hosted the Olympic Games

What are your memories of 2012? Why not remind yourself of what was happening in Sunderland and County Durham during Olympic year.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 1:23 pm

Locals were trying to set a world record with hula hoops, and crowds gathered in their thousands to welcome the Olympic torch.

Dozens of Sunderland pupils headed to Durham Cathedral for a special occasion and we headed to Penshaw for a lovely Easter scene under the monument.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our archive selection of photos and re-live the memories.

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