It is intended that membership will allow on-line access to a large archive of research writings on the history of Sunderland and its people, extracts of talks given, insights into the identity of the city and local areas, new sources for researching Sunderland's history, oral testimonies and reminiscences etc. In addition we intend to have our large photographic archive on-line for access to the membership. Work on this is currently on-going and, over the next few weeks, we intend to upload hundreds of images.

Our large local history library, picture library and archives which are stored at 6 Douro Terrace are available to members. . The archives are open weekly every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning 9.30a.m.- 12noon.  Lectures on a variety of historical issues and topics on Sunderland and its environs are given each month by some very entertaining and informed speakers. These are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the MAIN Hall at Thornhill School 7.15pm - 9.15pm.  Programme details can be found on this website (see What's On)  and in the Newsletters.

The Society publishes regular Newsletters (sent out to members) to help keep members in touch, especially those living at a 'distance,' Details of members' research interests or queries are also welomed to promote the newsletter as a research organ.

Since 1900 donations to the archives by the people of Sunderland have enabled the Society to build up a huge bank of resources for local research. Work has now commenced to make these available on-line for the benefit of the membership. Articles, features, photographs and maps will be uploaded on a regular basis in the MEMBERS ONLY AREA. To access this members are issued with an exclusive PASSWORD.

Membership is £20 per annum for an individual or £25 per annum for husband/wife 

Articles and photographs which  can now be viewed ONLY on the MEMBERS ONLY AREA include:                             

The East End Markets and Arcade        Bainbridge Holme          Josephs     Strawberry Cottage     

 The King's Theatre          Villiers StreetThe Monkwearmouth Babbies            Redby Junior School     

 A Policeman's Lot              Coronation Street            Fawcett Street            Places of Worship    

 Mackie's Corner            Sunderland Pubs             West Sunniside       Sunderland Street Name

 Sunderland Empire          St.Andrew's Church            Southwick's Stately Homes      John Street           

 Raine's Eye Plan of Sunderland 1795Jack Crawford             The Sunderland Co-operative Society     

 A Few Notes on High Street              Rowland Burdon       Penshaw Monument        Benedict Biscop         

 Bishopwearmouth Rectory         The Athenaeum     Southwick 1831-1881     The Ypres Salient       

 Sunderland's first Theatre and Music Hall           Roker and Seaburn        The Lost Shops of Sunderland   

A Stroll Around Edwardian Sunderland           Peggy Potts -A Smuggler in the Family?    

The First Decade of the Society         Souter Lighthouse     Sunderland AFC in 1950s (a photographic journey)      

 Health in 19th Century Sunderland         Aspects of Sunderland Architecture 1829-1879

The Changing Face of Bonnersfield and Sheepfolds    

 Past newsletters packed with articles and photos of old Sunderland

 If you require information from the society's archives or assistance with research then do please contact our secretary: Philip Curtis  email: P11cur@sky.com   Tel: 01915101923

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN BY POST THEN PLEASE SEND YOUR CHEQUE TO Linda King, 3 Woodside, Sunderland. SR2 7ET  email: sunderlandantiquarians@yahoo.co.uk   making cheque payable to The Sunderland Antiquarian Society.

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