What a choice you had for Christmas shopping in Sunderland's past.
What a choice you had for Christmas shopping in Sunderland's past.

Christmas in Sunderland: Nine shops you loved when you stocked up for a retro Christmas in Sunderland

Imagine it. Christmas is fast approaching and you’ve got a day to get everything you need at Sunderland’s shops of the past.

But now here’s the question, which Wearside shops would you have gone to? Was it Joplings for toys, Tommy Rowntrees for the turkey and Milburns for the Christmas cake?

We have all these and more as we go on a shopping spree in Sunderland’s past with the help of Bill Hawkins from the Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

Have a look and virtual shop at these stores, and then get in touch to tell us about your own favourites.

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