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

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 12:20 pm

Here are just 21 names associated with our 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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