Historic scenes in Sunderland in 1945.
Historic scenes in Sunderland in 1945.

VJ Day: How Sunderland celebrated the end of the Second World War 77 years ago today

It was a year of reflection and celebration for Sunderland in 1945 and the people turned out on to the streets to mark VJ Day.

It was 77 years ago today that the Second World War came to an end and thousands of people gathered outside the Town Hall to officially hear the news.

A Sunderland Echo photographer was there to capture it all on film and here are 8 reminders of a remarkable day.

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