Hundreds of Italians surged  through Sunderland yesterday waving flags, blowing horns, shaking rattles and shouting slogans.  One flag bearing crowd of Italians were waiters from an hotel in Keswick who had travelled to Sunderland for the day.
Hundreds of Italians surged through Sunderland yesterday waving flags, blowing horns, shaking rattles and shouting slogans. One flag bearing crowd of Italians were waiters from an hotel in Keswick who had travelled to Sunderland for the day.

When World Cup fever came to Sunderland - 13 reminders of the 1966 World Cup

Thousands of viewers got a chance to re-live the drama of the 1966 World Cup.

Monday, 8th June 2020, 5:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 2:39 pm

England’s dramatic 1966 World Cup Final victory was broadcast on Channel 4 and viewers also got a chance to donate to the National Emergencies Trust’s (NET) Coronavirus Appeal which provides vital funds to grassroots charities and groups.

But who remembers the scenes in Sunderland which hosted three matches in group 4 as well as the quarter final between Hungary and the Soviet Union?

Here are 13 reminders from the scenes on Wearside. Take a look and why not get in touch with your own memories.

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