12 scenes of Sunderland - from Vaux dray horses to the age of steam

A bus struggles  up Ryhope Road in the winter of 1958.
A bus struggles up Ryhope Road in the winter of 1958.
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Remember the days of deck chairs and donkeys at Seaburn in the summer or Palmers department store at Christmas?

Vaux dray horses wait on the cobbles of Trimdon Street in 1960.

Vaux dray horses wait on the cobbles of Trimdon Street in 1960.

A steam train chugs through the station in this 1930s rail scene. The station would be badly damaged during a bombing raid just a few years later. Today, the sight of a steam train would fill the station with train spotters and enthusiasts alike.

Philip Curtis