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Lost pubs and clubs of Sunderland: How many do you remember?

Sunderland has always been a good night out - but many of the city's best-known pubs and clubs are sadly no longer with us.

We've dug into our picture archives to find some of those where last orders have been called once and for all - how many of these did you used to drink in?

The Painted Wagon was a western-themed bar situated on the corner of Holmeside and Park Lane in Sunderland centre. It opened in 1974, and closed when the ABC cinema which housed it closed in 1999.

1. The Painted Wagon

The Painted Wagon was a western-themed bar situated on the corner of Holmeside and Park Lane in Sunderland centre. It opened in 1974, and closed when the ABC cinema which housed it closed in 1999.
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Situated in High Street West, The Old Twenty Nine opened in the mid '70s, and was a popular watering hole, hosting lots of gigs - especially by punk bands like The Toy Dolls and Angelic Upstarts - until it shut in the late '80s.

2. The Old Twenty Nine

Situated in High Street West, The Old Twenty Nine opened in the mid '70s, and was a popular watering hole, hosting lots of gigs - especially by punk bands like The Toy Dolls and Angelic Upstarts - until it shut in the late '80s.
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One of Southwick's landmark pubs, The Dray & Horses in Thompson Road pulled its last pint in 2012, but the building lives on as The Mill pub and Italian kitchen restaurant.

3. The Dray & Horses

One of Southwick's landmark pubs, The Dray & Horses in Thompson Road pulled its last pint in 2012, but the building lives on as The Mill pub and Italian kitchen restaurant.
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This prominent bar in High Street West was one of the go-to places during the 1980s, even if the music was deafening and there was a crush at the bar.

4. Boulevard

This prominent bar in High Street West was one of the go-to places during the 1980s, even if the music was deafening and there was a crush at the bar.
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