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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

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Upcoming Events

The History of Rock Lodge 1790 - 1870 : By Bill Greenwell

Rock Lodge, built in in the eighteenth century, stood for almost two hundred years on the coast at Roker - when there was nothing else there. It was a mansion which became iconic in Sunderland, featuring on maps, in legal documents. But who lived the

Monday 26 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

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

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