The Half Moon Inn was a drinkers haven in High Street East from 1771 to 1937. But when it closed, an American visitor loved it so much he bought it and had it taken brick by brick to the USA where it was rebuilt. Photo: Ron Lawson, JP.

Take a look at our Sunderland tour of 13 former East End pubs

Gone but not forgotten. All these 13 pubs have disappeared from the Wearside skyline.

Sunday, 11th August 2019, 5:45 pm
Updated Monday, 12th August 2019, 5:17 pm

All of them used to be open for trade in the bustling East End of Sunderland. Sadly no more.

But historian Ron Lawson has made sure they will stay in the memory of city residents for decades to come.

The member of Sunderland Antiquarian Society has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 10,000 photographs showing pubs mainly from the Sunderland area.

You can find out more by visiting the Antiquarians every Wednesday and Saturday at their base in Douro Terrace from 9.30am to 12pm.

In the meantime, take a browse through Ron’s 13 reminders of hostelries we once loved.

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