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Gallery 1 > City of Sunderland > Around Sunderland 2

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.  Sunderland Empire & Dun Cow Public House

05.  St. Peter's Church (674 AD)

 

06.  House Of The Rising Sun, Wearmouth

 

07.  A View Up The River, from Sunderland East End

 

08.  Midnight, Penshaw Monument

21.  Monument Sunrise, from Washington

 

22.  Illuminations, Roker Park

 

23.  Red Dawn, Roker (8.9.10.11.12.13)

 

24.  Liebherr At 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.