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Revealed - the winners of the ‘Seaburn Hotel memories’ competition

It’s time to raise a toast to the winners of a competition which centred on a Sunderland hotel.

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South Hetton man Maurice  Ellis died in battle at Bethune in northern France. Pictured is Bethune Cemetery.

Wearside family which was devastated by two deaths in war - in just two months

A South Hetton man died on the battlefield – just two months after his older brother suffered the same fate.

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In pictures: Winter Olympics inspire snowy memories and recall ski-tastic times in Sunderland

Today we bring you all the thrills and spills of our very own ‘winter sports’ from the past.

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The dredger Vedra operating in the Wear during 1971.

How the Wear’s last dredger sealed the fate of a famous Sunderland shipyard

This week, we look at the Wear’s last dredger and how she sounded the death knell for a famous shipyard.

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Do you recognise anyone in these Sunderland retro pictures?

There are lots of smiling faces in this week's retro slideshow - but is there anyone you know?

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27 amazing aerial photos of Sunderland from the 1930s to the present day

These amazing aerial photographs capture the development of Sunderland from the 1930s until the present day.

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Jollies Buses in 1959.

Plenty of room for your Wearside bus memories

Fares please! All aboard for your memories of Wearside’s bus services through the decades.

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The homecoming parade reaches Roker Park in 1973.

A ‘where were you when’ moment for SAFC fans

It’s one of those ‘where were you when’ moments.

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In pictures: Remembering Sunderland’s former Joplings store

It was a Sunderland icon - and soon Joplings department store will be home to new student accommodation.

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A scene from the First World War. Like many others, it cost William Stevenson his life. Photo; PA.

The dad-of-three who died at his post in the battlefield

A father-of-three got one last chance to see his beloved wife and children before he died in the most brutal war of all.

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The 2nd Durhams  who won so much respect  in the late 1860s.

They were bottle makers, labourers and bank managers - and they became an Army unit which won Royal praise

A Sunderland author has chronicled the history of an Army corps which was made entirely out of volunteers.

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An archive photograph of the Vestry pub.

Chicken and chips in a basket - and it was all in the entry price at this Sunderland venue!

Chicken in a basket and bargain pints – ah, the memories!

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The demolition of the Grand Hotel.

What was making the Sunderland headlines in 1974?

Our weekend Retro supplement is going great guns.

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John Henry would love to know more about this photograph from St John Boste School in 1979.

Can you help shed light on these nostalgic Echo readers photographs?

Interaction with our readers is always welcomed.

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The ABC Cinema.

Magic movie memories - complete with the popcorn and usherettes

From popcorn stuck to your coat, to queues which went on for miles for blockbuster films.

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Maurice, left, and a pal with their bullet-holed caps.

The Sunderland story which finally can be revealed after 60 years

The photo of a Sunderland man’s close shave - showing his bullet-riddled cap - has finally been revealed after 60 years.

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Paolo Di Canio celebrating David Vaughan scoring the third goal against Newcastle in 2013.

Paolo’s dirty knees? Bob’s Wembley sprint? Which manager celebration did you love the most

We all remember the scenes.

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Ian Stewart's ticket to see Led Zeppelin at the Locarno Ballroom in the Mecca in 1972.

Memories of Led Zeppelin, Slade, Thin Lizzy and a Russian bouncer

We boogied on down Memory Lane to look at the former nightclubs of Sunderland.

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The medals awarded to Joseph Flemming White.

Murton man volunteered to go to war - and paid with his life

A family tree researcher has paid tribute to his great grandfather who volunteered to go to war – and paid the price with his life.

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HMS Mantis on the launching ways at South Docks, Sunderland.

On The Waterfront: Wartime gunboats built in Sunderland launched from beach

In 1915, two Admiralty gunboats were launched at South Docks in unusual circumstances. Built by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co, they were probably the only ships to be launched directly into the open sea at Sunderland and the last to enter the water broadsides.

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