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Donnison School Heritage, Education and Media Centre

Bringing History Back to Life

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      An authentic visitor, heritage, reminiscence and educational experience in the heart of Sunderland's East End. A Georgian Schoolroom dating from 1798.

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Upcoming Events

Easter Rising By Bernard Hope

The Easter Uprising took place in April 1916 in Dublin and is one of the pivotal events in modern Irish history.

Monday 24 April 2017

Proggy, Hooky, Clippy - A woman's Tale by Margaret Atkinson

A colourful insight to the world of rug making

Monday 22 May 2017

The Old Pond on The Town Moor by Jack Crawford

Historic look at the Town Moor and its early developments

Monday 26 June 2017

Fishwives of The North East By Margaret Atkinson

a look back at the fierce north east fishwives

Monday 24 July 2017

The History of Wearmouth Bridge By Stuart Miller

Local historian Stuart Miller looks at the landmark that is Wearmouth Bridge

Monday 25 September 2017

Sunderland's Magnificent Shipbuilders By Jack Curtis

A review of Sunderland's shipbuilding hay day.

Monday 30 October 2017

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