Sunderland shops we've loved and lost

11 Sunderland shops we’ve loved and lost

How many of these wonderful shops can you remember from yesteryear - and which ones do you miss most?

It’s sad to think we’ll never see some of these much-loved names in Sunderland city centre again. What are your happy memories of them?

The legendary store was founded as a draper by George Binns in 1811. It survived two World Wars and the Great Depression - but finally closed on January 30, 1993.

5. Binns

The legendary store was founded as a draper by George Binns in 1811. It survived two World Wars and the Great Depression - but finally closed on January 30, 1993.
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One of the most mourned shops in the city.  Was there ever a better pie?

6. Maws Pies

One of the most mourned shops in the city. Was there ever a better pie?
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A department store founded by WC Thompson and boasting 'the best Santa in town' - apart from, perhaps, Joplings... Almost 110 years of trading ended in April 1977.

7. Liverpool House

A department store founded by WC Thompson and boasting 'the best Santa in town' - apart from, perhaps, Joplings... Almost 110 years of trading ended in April 1977.
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Ok, so it wasn't only Sunderland that had a Woolworths store. But whenever we mention the city centre, readers lament at its loss - and share their happy memories. Especially about the pick and mix!

8. Woolworths

Ok, so it wasn't only Sunderland that had a Woolworths store. But whenever we mention the city centre, readers lament at its loss - and share their happy memories. Especially about the pick and mix!
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