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01.  Penshaw Poppies, Summer 2011


02.  East End, from National Glass Centre Roof


03.  Full Bloom, Mowbray Gardens


04.  Whitburn Windmill

17.  Textures, Seaburn Beach, towards Roker Pier


18.  The Illuminations, Roker Park


19.  Roker Marina


20.  North-East Winds Hit Roker Promenade

13.  The Gates, Stadium Of Light


14.  Seaburn to Roker Promenade


15.  Roker Lighthouse


16.  The Sun Rises Behind Roker Pier

09.  Golden Carpet, Doxford Park


10.  Urban Graffiti, Nile Street


11.  The Cemetery, Chester Road to Hylton Road


12.  Queen Alexandra Bridge, Deptford

05.  Hylton Castle


06.  Pit Wheel, Stadium Of Light


07.  Wearmouth, from St. Mary's Car Park


08.  West Sunniside

21.  Autumn Colours, St. Peter's Church (674 AD)


22.  Red Dawn, Roker Pier


23.  Dismantling Crowtree Leisure Centre


24.  Frosty Morning Stroll, Herrington Country Park

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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