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01.  Miner's Memorial, Herrington Country Park


02.  Cretehawser (Concrete Tug), South Hylton


03.  New Wear Crossing, January 2017


04.  New Wear Crossing, January 2017

17.  Ryhope Engine Museum


18.  Stadium Of Light


19.  Seaburn Beach Nightscape


20.  Roker Lighthouse, from Tunstall Hill

13.  Roker Lighthouse, From The Yacht Club


14.  Northern Spire, Banks Of The River Wear


15.  Northern Spire, Banks Of The River Wear


16.  Northern Spire, Banks Of The River Wear

09.  The Windmill Meadow, Whitburn


10.  Good Morning, Herrington Country Park


11.  A Seat With A View, Herrington Country Park


12.  When Jack Frost Bites, Herrington Country Park

05.  New Wear Crossing, February 2017


06.  New Wear Crossing, February 2017


07.  The Red Carpet, Houghton le Spring


08.  Summer Poppies, Houghton le Spring

21.  Stadium Of Light, from Tunstall Hill


22.  The Peacock (Formerly The Londonderry)


23.  St. Peter's Campus, towards Wearmouth Bridge



Sunderland is a city which lies at the heart of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, a part of Tyne and Wear, in North East England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wear. It is the second City of the North East Region after Newcastle upon Tyne.


Historically a part of County Durham, there were three original settlements on the site of modern-day Sunderland. On the north side of the river, Monkwearmouth was settled in 674 when Benedict Biscop founded the Wearmouth-Jarrow monastery. Opposite the monastery on the south bank, Bishopwearmouth was founded in 930. A small fishing village called Sunderland, located toward the mouth of the river (modern day East End) was granted a charter in 1179.


Over the centuries, Sunderland grew as a port, trading coal and salt. Ships began to be built on the river in the 14th century. By the 19th century, the port of Sunderland had grown to absorb Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth.


A person who is born or lives around the Sunderland area is sometimes colloquially known as a Mackem.

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