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From left to right, James Herriot, Lauren Laverne, Bobby Thompson and George Clarke.

Twenty-one marvellous Mackems who were born or raised in Sunderland

Sunderland has produced a wealth of heroes of the local, national, international and unsung variety.

By Gavin Ledwith
Friday, 24th December 2021, 10:14 am

Sunderland has produced a wealth of heroes of the local, national, international and unsung variety. Here are just some of names associated with the city. Please note this is not a definitive list and nor does it include our acting and sporting sons and daughters (we promise to sing their praises separately quite soon). It merely attempts to cover a range of backgrounds and generations to suit different tastes.

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