PICTURES: The building of Roker Pier

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SUNDERLAND’S Roker Pier closes on Sunday to allow for improvements to what is one of Sunderland’s best-loved landmarks.

The Grade II-listed is getting its first resurfacing in 111 years, as well as work on its foundations and repointing on its walls.

Roker Pier

Roker Pier

A special exhibition on the pier is part of a fundraising event for Donnington School on Sunday. Some of the pictures to go on display feature in the slideshow above.

The event runs at the Quayside Exchange from 12pm to 4pm.