Build­ings that are now

IT’S TIME TO WRAP UP WARM, PUT ON COM­FORT­ABLE SHOES AND TAKE A WALK THROUGH SUN­DER­LAND’S STREETS

Sunderland Echo - - Nostalgia - By Echo Re­porter [email protected]­me­dia.co.uk Twit­ter: @sun­der­lan­de­cho face­book.com/sun­der­lan­de­choonline @sun­der­lan­de­cho

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.

Email chris.cord­[email protected]­me­dia.co.uk

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.

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