Buildings that are now
IT’S TIME TO WRAP UP WARM, PUT ON COMFORTABLE SHOES AND TAKE A WALK THROUGH SUNDERLAND’S STREETS
We are already about half way through January and lots of people will be thinking of ways to lose their Christmas excess.
Instead of going to the gym, why not go for a walk around Sunderland, taking inspiration from our nostalgia pictorial feature.
This week’s photographic display is all about the buildings that have disappeared from Sunderland’s streets over the decades.
But before you go striding off with your map in hand, take a look at our archived pictures to remind you of the buildings we all once knew.
The majority of us are familiar with the “missing sights” of the Grand Hotel and the lighthouse at the Wheatsheaf that was demolished to make way for a new road scheme.
But one of our favourite photographs is the St Oswald’s Church ladies in Grindon having a farewell cuppa.
The wooden hut in the housing estate was in such disrepair that it had to be levelled.
Why not let us know your favourite lost Wearside building.
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The view from Sunderland Town Hall in 1964 of demolition work being carried out at the south end of Sunderland Railway Station.
The remains of St Paul’s Church, Hendon, in 1970.
Sunderland’s Grand Hotel before its demolition in 1974.
September 1981, demolition was almost complete on Chester Road School.