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It's not too late! Sign up for our brand new way of spotlighting Sunderland and County Durham's past

Did you miss it? A brand new addition to the Sunderland Echo’s nostalgia coverage has just been launched.

Thursday, 9th June 2022, 11:16 am

Sign up to our Wearside Echoes Newsletters. A monthly round-up of our retro best bits

But don’t worry. If you have not yet signed up for the monthly newsletter, there is still plenty of time to do just that.

And once you do, you can enjoy the latest alerts on all the nostalgic photos, stories, and features which have featured in the Sunderland Echo.

But it doesn’t end there.

We can't wait for you to join our growing community of nostalgia lovers.

Sign up to our Wearside Echoes Newsletters. A monthly round-up of our retro best bits

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The newsletter also tells you all about the Echo’s specialist retro group on Facebook.

It is called Wearside Echoes and it already has more than 7,000 members.

In other words, if you join up, you will be joining a whole community of people who are interested in Sunderland and County Durham’s past.

We've got rare cine footage to share with you of Sunderland's last trams. Take a look at this North East Film Archive clip by joining Wearside Echoes and the new Echoes newsletter.

So now’s your chance to sign up for a double way to enjoy memories of Sunderland as it used to look.

The very first newsletter winged its way to nostalgia lovers on email this week.

We have lots of reminders of the 2009 Red House prom.

It was packed with news about memories of Sunderland's last trams, smiling faces from one of our school's proms of the past and - to celebrate promotion for the lads - SAFC's greatest signings, as chosen by you!

There’s another one due in July and you can sign up for it here – it’s completely free!

In the meantime, why not start your nostalgia journey by joining the Wearside Echoes Facebook page.

There are 7,000 members who are waiting to say hello!

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