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Sunderland At War

3 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


“Sunderland at War” is a film by Brian Ibinson  and though film, photographs and music it tells the story of the days of the second world war in Sunderland when the sounds of the sirens echoed down the streets with fear of not knowing where or when the bombs would fall. The film starts in the 1930s and will show you how Sunderland looked before the bombs fell. You will see how Sunderland first heard that war had broken out and how they prepared for war.

Air raid shelters being built, Children being evacuated from Sunderland and Millfield train stations, rationing, the Home Guard AND much more. When the German planes came looking for our shipyards and hit our town destroying Binns Stores, Victoria Hall, The Winter Gardens and our Railway Station and bombing surrounding areas Grangetown, Fullwell, Ryhope and  Hendon.

The last bombing in 1943 saw destruction to Roker Park, St Thomas Church and the Empress Hotel. VE Day celebrations when peace came with  dancing in Mowbray Park and Fawcett Street. Finally you will see today and how we rebuilt Sunderland and were the bombs hand fallen.

3rd May 2022

If you would like to book a Ticket phone Ryhope Community Centre on 0191 523 9371 or you can pick your tickets up on the day.

Doors open at 1pm and film starts at 1.30 after a small talk


3 May
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Ryhope Heritage Society
Ryhope Community Centre
Sunderland, SR2 0RX Sunderland
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