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We have a great selection of books detailing local history. 

Here at Donnison School we have some wonderful books, many unique to us, dealing with a variety of subjects.  These books are all focused on various aspects of life in Sunderland and of the people of Sunderland and are a grand read with many photographs.  Real stories of real Sunderland folk and events.

Our publications are listed below.

Please note * The prices are all plus £1.75 post and packing per item for
                        on-line purchases.

OPTION 1:   Sunderland in the Roaring 20's -  £10.00
OPTION 2:   Sunderland & the First World War -  £10.00
OPTION 3:   Cyril Joe Barton V.C.  -  £6.00
OPTION 4:   Characters of Hendon & the East End - £10.00
OPTION 5:   The Engineer & the MP  - £5.00
OPTION 6:   Sunderland - £12.99
OPTION 7:   The Coal Miners of Durham  - £14.99
OPTION 8:   Durham County Schools FA (hardback)  -  £10.00
OPTION 9:   The Light At The End Of The Tunnel -  £5.00

Select your Books
** You can order multiple copies using the shopping cart page **
 NOTE:  ** You can pay using PayPal or use a Debit / Credit card **

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Upcoming Events

Mary Ann Cotton Sunderland's Angel of Death

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Come along and enjoy an atmospheric night of insight and intrigue into the dastardly deeds of the most notorious female mass murderer Mary Ann Cotton, Sunderland's angel of death. Listen to the sad tale of her life and time

Friday 23 February 2018

Beer Street and Gin Lane

1.00pm Historian Stuart Miller will expound William Hogarth's Beer Street and Gin Lane illustrations of 1751, depicting negligence, poverty and dea

Monday 26 February 2018

International Women's Day Reflections and Light. 1.30pm

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women across the world. Often the most influential women in our lives are those nearest to us. Come along and share the impact made by women on your life and create a remembrance tea light

Thursday 08 March 2018

Amy Robsart's little trip

On the 8 September 1560 Amy Robsart the first wife of Robert Dudley was found dead at the foot of a staircase with a broken neck. Did she fall by accident or suicide or was she pushed?By Stuart Miller

Monday 30 April 2018

A trip down The River Wear from Wear Head to Roker Pier

By George Nairn

Monday 21 May 2018

OPEN DAY: Sunderland History Fair

Saturday 2nd June 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunderland Heritage Forum's History Fair, which brings together all aspects of local and regional heritage at The Quayside Exchange this year. The Donnison will be open for refreshments and a tour around our Geo

Saturday 02 June 2018

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