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01.  Wearmouth Panorama, from St. Mary's Car Park


02.  Offerton, towards Hylton Bridge & River Wear


03.  Golden Lion Public House, South Hylton


04.  The Old Ropery, Deptford

17.  Sunderland Illuminations, Seaburn


18.  Ferris Wheel, Illuminations 2015, Seaburn  


19.  A View From The Tram Shelter, Seaburn


20.  Roker Sunrise, October 2015

13.  Ferry Remains, South Hylton Riverside


14.  Golden Lion Public House, South Hylton


15.  St. Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth (674 AD)


16.  St. Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth (674 AD)

09.  The Shipwrights, North Hylton


10.  Wall Art, The Shipwrights, North Hylton


11.  Wall Art, The Shipwrights, North Hylton


12.  Wall Art, The Shipwrights, North Hylton

05.  Keel Square Water Feature


06.  Keel Square Water Feature


07.  Sunset Reflections, National Glass Centre


08.  We Have Light, Penshaw Monument

21.  Keel Square, Town Centre


22.  Keel Square, Town Centre


23.  Keel Square, Town Centre


24.  Tricolor, Penshaw Monument, November 2015

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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