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Sunderland The Way We Were

26 July @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm


If you want to go back in time why not come along to Ryhope Community Centre and see the film “Sunderland The Way We Were”. The film is in four parts. This film though photographs, film and backed with music will show you the opening of Wearmouth Bridge in 1929 also the Roker Park cup wins of 1937 & 1973 and Seaburn in the summers of the 1950s and See when the trams used to run though Sunderland.

The second part of the film is the War Years and the many bombings in Sunderland that took place and destroyed Binns, Victoria Hall, The Wintergardens and more, finely the VE day celebrations. The third part will show you the great Shopping Stores in Sunderland that we have lost including Joplings, Binns, Blacketts, Crowtree Road, The Arcade and much more.

The fourth part is the Cinemas we had in Sunderland like The Regal (Odeon), The Ritz, The Gaumont, and all those great films we saw in the 50s and 60s that will bring back lot’s of great memories. So if you want to remember Sunderland and the way it was come along to Ryhope Community Centre. After a small talk the film will be shown.


26 July
1:00 am - 3:30 pm


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