Vaux signs being taken down in July 1999.

Twenty pictures to mark 20 years since Sunderland’s iconic Vaux Breweries closed

July 2, 2019, marks 20 years since Sunderland’s Vaux Breweries controversially closed with the loss of about 700 jobs.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 2:47 pm

Here we look back at the firm’s proud history and legacy as well as the ongoing debate over its largely empty city centre site.

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