Nine perfect picnic photos from Sunderland over the years

Mowbray Park, Barnes Park and Ryhope scenes

Get the picnic basket out - because we are going on a retro photo journey.

Today is National Picnic Day which is designed to celebrate a perfect meal outdoors.

The trend is thought to have started in France in the 18th Century but Sunderland people love a spot of al fresco dining as these photos show.

Join us in Barnes Park, Ryhope and Mowbray Park for these Echo archive photos from 2000 to 2022.

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