Preserving a piece of Sunderland history
Builders regenerating a historic part of Sunderland have preserved mementoes of the past to make sure they will be retained for posterity.
The original foundation stone and all of the street signs from homes in Tunstall Village have been saved and handed over to Silksworth Heritage Group.
Leading Wearside-based contractor Frank Haslam Milan has been demolishing a number of streets in the village, in preparation for 75 new rented homes to be built on the site.
But before workers pulled down the old houses, they salvaged the foundation stone and all of the street signs, which bear the names of local councillors who were working at the time they were built.
Enthusiasts from the heritage group will look after them and display them at their regular exhibitions. The Heritage Group has been running for 12 years.