Tour Aladdin's cave of Sunderland Vaux Breweries memories

Avid collector Richie Morgan has transformed a back garden out building into an Aladdin's cave of memories devoted to Sunderland's former Vaux Breweries.

By Gavin Ledwith, Digital Specialist
Tuesday, 09 April, 2019, 11:18
Shed load of Vaux memories

You can tour his very own bar below and read the full story behind his hobby here.

Enter the Vaux Stables.
Richie has made sure this clock hasn't received its last orders.
Would you be happy to see old favourite Gold Tankard make a return?
Memories of Christmas cheer back in the 1980s when the brewery expanded.
Have many of these Vaux beers can you remember?
Vaux-branded mugs hang above the bar.
Richie wears a Vaux hat.
Richie has done a fantastic job on his Vaux shrine.

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These ash trays didn't go up in smoke after Vaux closed.
Vaux even produced badges.
Vaux's rarer beer mats can sell for approaching 100 pounds and upwards.
Do you remember these adverts at all?
A beer toasting former Sunderland boss Bob Stokoe stands alongside other Vaux brews.
Many of the items from Richie's collection will appear in a forthcoming exhibition at Sunderland Museum from May 1-June 30.
Richie and fellow collector Peter Heslop are also helping organise a Vaux reunion evening from 7pm on Friday, July 5, at the Chesters, in Chester Road, Sunderland, to mark 20 years since the brewery closed.
The reunion day will mark two decades since the landmark city centre brewery closed on July 2, 1999, with the loss of around 700 jobs.
In keeping with Vaux's reputation for supporting the community, the July 5 evening - which is free for anyone to attend - will raise money for Action on Dementia Sunderland.