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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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