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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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book005_400 Option 5

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book008_400 Option 8

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Upcoming Events

The History of Rock Lodge 1870 -1970

By Bill Greenwell

Monday 25 June 2018

Tall Ships: Open Day 10.00am - 4.00pm

Open Day with Sunderland Shipbuilding Exhibition (includes original film footage.) and fresh homemade refreshments.

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Sunderland Keelboats and Keelmen: 11.30am

By Carol Elva Carlyon and Buffet Lunch £7.00 (Book your tickets now!)

Thursday 12 July 2018

Tall Ships Open - 10..0am -4.00pm

Open Day with Sunderland Shipbuilding Exhibition (includes original film footage) Fresh homemade refreshments

Friday 13 July 2018

The Golden Age of Tall Ships - 6.30pm

At Sea with Joseph Conrad: A Dramatic Interpretations with The Donnison Players. Wine and Cheese £10.00

Friday 13 July 2018

Open Day 10.00 - 4.00pm

Sing along with the Sunderland Intergenerational Singers and listen to some new and old sea shanties'. Enjoy a hearty welcome by volunteers in costume and enjoy food from The Captains Table!! Grog and Tucker includes fish finger sandwiches and ch

Saturday 14 July 2018

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