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01.  Hunters Moon, Roker Lighthouse

 

02.  Cretehawser (Concrete Tug), South Hylton

 

03.  New Wear Crossing, January 2017

 

04.  New Wear Crossing, January 2017

17.  Ryhope Engine Museum

 

18.  Stadium Of Light

 

19.  Seaburn Beach Nightscape

 

20.  Roker Lighthouse, from Tunstall Hill

13.  Roker Lighthouse, From The Yacht Club

 

14.  Northern Spire, Banks Of The River Wear

 

15.  Northern Spire, Banks Of The River Wear

 

16.  Northern Spire, Banks Of The River Wear

09.  The Windmill Meadow, Whitburn

 

10.  Good Morning, Herrington Country Park

 

11.  A Seat With A View, Herrington Country Park

 

12.  When Jack Frost Bites, Herrington Country Park

05.  New Wear Crossing, February 2017

 

06.  New Wear Crossing, February 2017

 

07.  The Red Carpet, Houghton le Spring

 

08.  Summer Poppies, Houghton le Spring

21.  Stadium Of Light, from Tunstall Hill

 

22.  The Peacock (Formerly The Londonderry)

 

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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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