The stars and stripes cake cooked up to mark Independence Day in Sunderland at the George Washington Hotel

Staff at a Wearside hotel thought Independence Day was a piece of cake in 1985.

Sunday, 7th July 2019, 16:45 pm
Updated Friday, 5th July 2019, 18:23 pm
The cake in the hands of its maker and the hotel manager Malcolm Powell.

In fact, the team at the George Washington Hotel thought it was so important they made a massive cake to celebrate the day.

Chef Richard Bell baked a 120lb sponge cake to serve to American Navy visitors to the Washington Old Hall.

Hotel owner John Sanderson also loaned his restored 1937 American Chrysler to make sure the cake arrived in style.

What memories do you have of events in the Wearside and County Durham areas from 1985?

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