Cine footage of the Nevasa from 1974 as she sails out of Sunderland - including schoolchildren as they wave goodbye

You have seen the old photos. Now re-live the cine memories of the school ship Nevasa.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 7:00 am

This rare clip of the ship has been shared with the Sunderland Echo and shows children waving goodbye as they headed out to sea for a two-week trip to Stockholm, Leningrad and Copenhagen.

The footage shows excited children as they embark on a wonderful journey.

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Cine footage of the Nevasa has been shared with the Sunderland Echo.
Cine footage of the Nevasa has been shared with the Sunderland Echo.

The faces of youngsters can be seen on board the ship and we also get a close-up look of parents and family waving goodbye on the riverside. Can you spot someone you know?

The film is the latest to be shared with the Echo by avid enthusiasts of Sunderland’s past.

The latest 1970s film comes thanks to David Wingate and Sunderland Antiquarian Society which was founded in 1900 has a fast-growing membership.

Cine film footage of the Nevasa leaving Sunderland. This is a still from the film showing schoolchildren on board the ship, shared with us by David Wingate and originally recorded by his father Bob.

To find out more about the history of Sunderland, visit the Antiquarian Society’s Facebook page or website at

The cine film is a rare chance to enjoy a part of Sunderland’s past and we would love other people to share their old footage.

To get in touch and show us your old films from the past, email [email protected]

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The scene on board the Nevasa as she sails out of Sunderland. Photo: David Wingate
David Wingate on board the Nevasa during his 1974 cruise.