When Southwick in Sunderland celebrated its 900th birthday

They were having a celebration in Southwick and it wasn’t just any old celebration.Back in 1983, Southwick was 900 years old and there were festivities galore to mark the occasion.One of them was the Southwick 900 Carnival Parade but there were dozens of other events as well.There was a pipe band, vintage buses, floats and an old-fashioned fire engine. A freefall parachute team was dropped in with the six-man team falling from 5,000ft.But what do you remember about the 900th celebrations?Get in touch and tell us more by emailing [email protected]

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 3:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th June 2019, 5:45 pm
Children in period costume join in with the Southwick 900 celebrations.


The Southwick 900 parade attracted great support in 1983.
So many great costumes at the Southwick 900 celebrations.

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An open top bus provided a great vantage point in the parade.
Tackling a jump at one of the Southwick 900 events.