Facts about Sunderland

Discussion in 'SMB' started by bigmarlon, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Amnorrageordie

    Amnorrageordie Midfield

    Don't think there ever was a tunnel as such, but there was a resevoir there long before the concrete one. Think it was for Leechmere brickworks which was once there.
  2. Aleppo inspired by Burleigh Garth apparently as well.
  3. Rob the Ref

    Rob the Ref Midfield

    That’s impressive, must have a look in instead of driving past

    Penshaw monument is a half scale replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens
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  4. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    No mate, the Temple of Hephaestus is a 2:1 scale replica of Penshaw Monument.
  5. max wartbug

    max wartbug Winger

    I believe there is a report on this on the 28 days Later Urban Exploration site. I haven't registered so can't search it, but recall it saying a pipe ran from it to the paper works. Whether the pipe ran in a tunnel, I don't know.
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  6. MackemBob

    MackemBob Winger

    He’d just popped into Jackie whites for some smoked haddock and half a dozen fish cakes.
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  7. Amnorrageordie

    Amnorrageordie Midfield

    The report has been thinned, but still there. Report - - Well 'o' Doom!! Sunderland 25/05/08 | Industrial Sites
  8. max wartbug

    max wartbug Winger

  9. Falconhoof

    Falconhoof Winger

    I nearly bought the first house on the river Wear
    Strangely I now live by the mouth of the Wear so own one of the last.....
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  10. Amnorrageordie

    Amnorrageordie Midfield

    Joined up years ago but only did one report. Taking an interest again though.
  11. Having looked at the historic maps and had a look last night on the way back from the match I know where it is.

    The land opposite the Mill Hill roundabout is raised around 20m. Hallfarm road goes through the middle of it so I imagine this was originally a small hill that has been dug out in the middle. Strangely I've never noticed this despite going to Mill Hill school that overlooks it in the 1970s and living within a few hundred metres of it since then :oops:. In my defence I assumed the raised area was man made from the groundwork waste :D.

    I can confirm the estate itself is part of Warden Law itself as the rest is a continuous slope.
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  12. Thanks Steve, will certainly be having a visit to St Andrews.
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  13. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    Mucky Gray probably bucked her after a London away game.
  14. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    An invite was made to Adolf Hitler to meet Neville Chamberlain for secret talks to try avoid war , venue was the Bungalow Cafe , Roker, to avoid London media attention , that particular meeting was changed last minute to Munich . FACT
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  15. Kubicki85

    Kubicki85 Winger

    Actually it was 1974
  16. mad maxim

    mad maxim Midfield

    The footpath/disused railway line that goes from behind the Museum Vaults to the Barnes through to Sainsburys was part of the Hetton Colliery Railway Line (onto Warden Law Hill and Copt Hill), was the first railway in the world to not use animal power and the first entirely new line developed by George Stephenson.
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  17. Stubbs ftm

    Stubbs ftm Winger

    Class name.

    Be a class name for a band that

    Cromwell spent some time in hiding at Offerton
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  18. citybythesea

    citybythesea Midfield

    It's mint
  19. cauldbairn

    cauldbairn Central Defender

    Is that why there's a signpost to Germany outside of it?
  20. Fletch

    Fletch Striker


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