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Six of her children died young - yet this Sunderland ‘nana’ always hid her grief from others

The remarkable life of Edith Musgrove touched the hearts of Echo readers when we began her story last week.

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The Cannon cinema.

Chips with gravy while you queued for the cinema in Sunderland

Who remembers the days when the queues for a film were so long, you would pop over the road for a bag of chips first.

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Watch gallery of Memory Lane pictures as Sunderland celebrates city status

In February of 1992 it was announced that the Queen had agreed to confer city status upon Sunderland as part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of her reign.

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Share your shipyard memories and you could win lunch for five

Share your shipyard memories and you could win lunch for five

The tall ships are coming – and so is an opportunity to win a lunch for five.

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Edith Musgrove whose story has been shared with us by her granddaughter Carol Fish.

A remarkable Sunderland woman who battled on after a string of tragedies

Edith Musgrove led a remarkable life which was beset by tragedy all too often.

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Hard at work, making the artwork.

New artwork is a tribute to 183 tragic Sunderland children

A moving tribute has been paid to the children who died in a Sunderland disaster which still remains one of the worst stampedes ever recorded.

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The  ABC which brought back so many memories for readers.

The sheer pandemonium of Saturday morning kids club at the Sunderland pictures

Queues that went on forever and watching legends of the big screen. They were wonderful memories of the golden days of the movies.

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CineSecrets: Amazing footage shows packed beaches in the golden days of Sunderland's seafront

Incredible footage showing happy times in the golden days of Sunderland's seafront is depicted in this month's CineSecrets.
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A ship on its side at North Hylton.

Big dig hopes to uncover more evidence of Sunderland’s past

Sunderland’s hidden maritime secrets could be unearthed in a project which is moving into a new phase.

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18 pictures showing the journey of Ryhope

Today we thought we would take a photographic journey back to one of the Sunderland’s coastal villages, Ryhope.

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Holmeside with the Odeon Cinema in view in 1963.

The films that made you cry - and one which made you sing out loud in Sunderland!

There was something very special about a trip to the pictures in days gone by.

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Sunderland on Film

Chance to glimpse Sunderland's past as amazing footage shown at special screenings

Wearsiders can gaze into the past at a series of special screenings showing footage from Sunderland in days gone by.
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The Orion broken in two at Harbour Beach, Roker.

On the Waterfront: The German cargo ship wrecked in Sunderland

It’s a bleak stormy afternoon as the 1,623-ton German cargo ship Orion steams slowly from the Wear on January 21, 1913.

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Relaxing on the Cat and Dog Steps Promenade in 1971.  Photo: Peter Gibson.

Bringing the magic of 1930s Sunderland back to life

A reminder of 1930s Wearside is coming to Sunderland.

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Billy Button has kept his official Sunderland programme of the 1953 Coronation

Street parties, gifts and cramming round one little telly - one Sunderland man’s memories of the Coronation

William Button will never forget the Coronation, even though it was 65 years ago.

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An estimated 1,500 miners marched through Seaham to oppose the Government's closure plans for 31 British pits.

25 years since the end of an East Durham mining era

Twenty-five years ago this month there were tears and sadness but a whole lot of pride in a community which was witnessing the end of an era.

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Ron Lawson with his latest book of Sunderland's Pubs.

A spotlight on the pubs of Ryhope

We’re saying cheers to a historian who has just published his tenth book on the pubs of Sunderland.

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Alan Brett's book takes a look at how the Wear shaped so many lives through the decades.

Sunderland woman was trapped by bombs - and still got to work that afternoon

Imagine living a life where bombs threaten your very existence – every day.

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A look inside Strutts nightspot in 1990. Does this bring back memories.

Looking back on Sunderland’s newest nightspot in 1990

A little under 30 years ago, a Sunderland nightspot was undergoing a transformation.

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How Sunderland cheered on England in World Cup tournaments past

We are sure that the majority of our readers are well aware that for some excitement is building up for the kick-off for the 2018 World Cup next month in Russia.

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