Seven pictures of sponsored silence events in Sunderland, from 1975 to 2015

Say it quietly. We have a whole load of reminders of the sponsored silences you’ve done in Sunderland.

Starting from 1975 at Hetton School to 2015 thrills at Thorney Close, it’s a super span of scenes.

Who could forget the Sunderland High School event in 2003 when pupils did a silence with muted musical instruments.

Or the golden silence at Grangetown Primary in 2011.

Re-live it all in our Echo archive gallery.

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