On The Banks of the Wear

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By Alan Brett

People have lived, worked and played on the banks of the Wear for centuries and this book features some of those who’s stories have not been told before. Shipbuilding played an important part in the early development of the town and the 2018 Tall Ships Race in Sunderland allows people the opportunity to see examples of the type of early vessels built on the Wear. Every ship built in Sunderland had a tale to tell. These included famous vessels such as the Torrens and City of Adelaide but some of the lesser known ships often had a more unusual story. As well as stories of Wear built ships, the book also features the people who worked by the river, famous visitors to Sunderland and memories of its football club.

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