A nostalgic look at Sunderland's churches through the decades - how many of these bring back memories?

Historic views of Wearside churches are in the spotlight today.

Sunday, 20th October 2019, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 12:15 pm
The Gospel Hall in Nobles Bank Road in 1969.
The Gospel Hall in Nobles Bank Road in 1969.

And it’s all thanks to Bill Hawkins of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society who has shared this great selection of images.

Whether it was for harvest festivals, Sunday schools, or other occasions, Bill has shared 15 photographs with us.

If these scenes have whet your appetite for more Wearside history, get along to the Antiquarian Society for more.

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This view of the Lindsey Road Baptist Chapel was taken in August 1969.

The Society’s base in Douro Terrace is open between 9.30am and noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The Gospel Hall in Pallion Road in June 1970.
Herrington Street Methodist Church in 1969.
Mount Tabor Church was photographed in 1970 in this scene.
Wilmore Street Congregational Church in pictured in 1969.
St Peters Presbyterian Church in St Marks Road gets our attention in this 1970 view.
R.Douthwaite's in the foreground of this photo showing Sorley Street Congregational Church in 1970.
St Aidens Church in Ryhope Road gets the attention of the photographer in 1971.
West Park Congregational Church in Stockton Road in 1970.
St Annes RC Church in Pennywell is pictured in July 1963.
Bartram Street Church in Fulwell was in the picture in May 1971.
A view of the Robert Street Independent Methodist Church pictured 50 years ago this month.
Here's a view of the Vicarage Lane Wesleyan Chapel in South Hylton in November 1960.
West Moor Road Methodist Church is pictured in 1949.
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