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01.  Hylton Castle Under The Moon


02.  Through The Round Window, Roker Harbour


03.  Gateway To Penshaw Hill


04.  Banks Of The River Wear

17.  Autumn Gold, Barnes Park


18.  Hastings Hill, from Foxcover Lane  


19.  Herrington Park, from Penshaw Monument


20.  Dismantling Crowtree Leisure Centre

13.  The Colours Of Spring, Mowbray Gardens


14.  Winder Gardens, Mowbray Park


15.  Penshaw Monument At Dusk


16.  East End View, from Sunderland Campus

09.  Uphill Struggle, Steel Army, Stadium Of Light


10.  Light Trails On Wearmouth Bridge


11.  The Lone Fisherman, Roker Pier


12.  East Facing, from Wearmouth Bridge

05.  St. Peter's Church (674 AD)


06.  House Of The Rising Sun, Wearmouth


07.  East End, towards Wearmouth Bridge


08.  Midnight, Penshaw Monument

21.  Monument Sunrise, from Washington


22.  Illuminations, Roker Park


23.  Roker Dawn (Date Stamp : 8/9/10/11/12/13)


24.  Liebherr Twilight, from St. Mary's Car 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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