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What’s your best memory from the Roker Park era?

As another season of football approaches its end, we looked back on one of the most significant in Sunderland’s recent history.

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Hooge Crater Cemetery remembers Isaac Rodgers.

The cricketing hero who died for his country in the First World War

He got to play cricket as the First World War raged on - and won.

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Former Northern bus drivers take a last look at the old Philadelphia depot.

Hot breakfasts, a full-size snooker table - what a workplace this was!

It will be sad to say goodbye but the memories will live on for scores of people who still remember the Philadelphia bus depot.

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Glass blowing in action.

Top bosses and a great set of workmates at this Sunderland plant

We promised you a further reflection on Pyrex – and here goes with another set of great reminders of a factory you loved.

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How many of these Sunderland shows do you remember?

Today we step back in time to shine the spotlight on some of our local amateur dramatic groups and their productions.

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How many of these haunted buildings have you been to?

10 of the most haunted buildings in the North East of England

The UK in general has many renowned haunted houses, castles and pubs, but the North of England is an area which boasts a large number of these spooky buildings.
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Hard at work at the factory.

Your cracking memories of working at Pyrex in Sunderland

You’d have it back in a heartbeat – if the views of Echo readers are anything to go by.

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The launch of the Hoegh Arrow on the Wear

On the Waterfront: Sunderland’s largest ever ship

Since the dawn of shipbuilding on the Wear, progressive increases in tonnage and dimensions of vessels cumulated in the launch of the giant ore/bulk/oil carrier Naess Crusader from North Sands in 1972 – Sunderland’s largest ever ship.

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The Bell brothers in their uniforms.

Three brothers went to war - but only one lived through it all

Kevin Dance has shared many a tragic tale of First World War bravery.

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Andy in his days as a bus driver. This was taken 38 years ago at Durham bus station.

The sort of place you loved to work in ... who remembers the Philly bus depot

Former driver Andy Robson has wonderful memories of his days on the buses.

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Setting off for the semi-final. These Sunderland fans could not wait to get to Hillsborough.

The day that Stokoe’s SAFC roared and reached the FA Cup Final

How the years have flown!

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Toys and games galore as the store is pictured in the run-up to Christmas 1992.

Mr Remus toys and a dolls hospital - more of your Joseph’s toy store memories

We thought we had covered it all when we looked back on the great days of the Joseph toy store.

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Scouts, junior football and miners - Sunderland retro pictures from 1982

A dull and dreary Saturday is the ideal time to flick through the family photo album.

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Amanda Revell Walton who writes as Nancy Revell with all the Shipyard Girls series

Book about Sunderland’s female shipyard workers makes Sunday Times Bestsellers List

The latest novel in The Shipyard Girls series has proved a riveting read after making it into the Sunday Times Bestsellers List at the weekend.

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Taking a trip down memory lane to these Sunderland hotels

A night away in a hotel is a real treat.

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How the NHS has changed in Sunderland over the years

Today we take a look at the changing face of the NHS in Sunderland - almost seven whole decades since the organisation was created.

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Victoria Hall as it would have looked in 1926.

On The Waterfront: The great maritime fair at Sunderland’s Victoria Hall between disaster and German bombing

Despite the dark history of Sunderland’s Victoria Hall, this infamous entertainment and meeting venue, best remembered for the 1883 tragedy in which 183 children were crushed to death, saw a variety of events until it was destroyed by German bombing in 1941.

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The Plessey plant in 1976 in Sunderland.

Remembering the Sunderland plant which employed 3,000 people

Kevin Leary won’t forget his time at the Plessey plant in Sunderland.

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Michael Joseph in the Holmeside store in 1997.

It was a magical place to be ... who loved a visit to Joseph’s toy store?

Childhood days at a toy shop have shaped many a young life, and here’s one place which will never be forgotten by a generation of Wearsiders.

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Private Henderson's medals.

The year when a brutal war reached a new level of horror - and a South Hetton man paid with his life

It was a year when men died in their thousands.

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