Canny Old Sunderland Revisited

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by Alan Brett

Articles include Spelter Works Road – Castles, Industry & Illegal Betting; Judgement at Nuremberg – a Wearsider who gave evidence at the war trials; The Pools War of 1936 – an attempt to stop football betting and Frying Tonight – the town’s love of fish and chips. Discover the Sunderland connection with George Orwell’s classic novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'; how there were peace protests in town against the Boer War; how a local lass became a Tiller Girl and why a 64-year-old zither player was a hit at the Rink in 1950.

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