Facts about Sunderland

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

  1. Tuono

    Tuono Goalkeeper

    Carley Hill, we went there when I was at school to look at them. The big ones look like cannonballs embedded in the cliff face. When we were kids we'd nick birds eggs and replace them with a suitably sized Cannonball Rock so they'd keep laying.
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  2. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    That’s reet. They were housed at fence houses which used to be French houses during the war.

    See if anyone knows Sunderland’s last remaining hamlet.

    And Roker Pier is not a pier.

    And Sunderland ain’t in the doomsday book.
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  3. cauldbairn

    cauldbairn Central Defender

    Cox Green?
  4. Tuono

    Tuono Goalkeeper

    Sunderland has the highest percentage of people who's profession is "musician" than any other UK town or city.
  5. andy

    andy Striker

    Are you talking about the people of Carley Hill?
  6. waddy999

    waddy999 Winger

    I suspect a few of these so called "facts" are urban myths.
    Interesting nonetheless.
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  7. Rodderz

    Rodderz Reserve Squad

    A Wearside 'crook' named Eddie Chapman was once awarded the German Iron Cross Medal by Adolf Hitler for his work as a spy on his homeland!

    EDIT - Born in Burnopfield actually!
    Eddie Chapman - Wikipedia
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  8. Kenna

    Kenna Striker

    Wait really? Pics?
  9. "Alice In Sunderland" is also the b-side to "Stingray" by The Shadows (1965)
  10. Aituk7

    Aituk7 Winger

    No pics but
    SINE Project, Structure Details for Queen Alexandra Bridge


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  11. __howdy__

    __howdy__ Winger


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  12. a1970man

    a1970man Midfield

    Burdon ?

    Second only to ....

    Full time Mum
    Forever Living business owner
    Nail technician
    Juice Plus advocate
    Cambridge Diet instructor
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  13. Cox Green Fc

    Cox Green Fc Central Defender

    Has the best Indian food in the country . Fact
  14. oldmanofthemountain

    oldmanofthemountain Central Defender

    Amberley Street was a vibrant centre for trade and commerce.
  15. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

    Sunderland was the first seat of learning in England- scholars came from all over Europe For ecclesiastical studies 300 years before Oxford university was opened
  16. Schwarzy

    Schwarzy Full Back

    Its council leads the way in corruption.
  17. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Not strictly Sunderland, but Janie Jones, of the eponymous Clash song, was born in Seaham.
  18. Jimmer13

    Jimmer13 Midfield

    Biggest Shipbuilding Town

    Jack Crawford I think?

    Sunderland Flying Boat, named after the Town

    Warships named after the Town/City

    Liberty ships first invented and built on wear in record time before America started producing them to help the war effort and a great cost.
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  19. Bladecat

    Bladecat Striker

    Or Sheffield
  20. Burke & Hare never operated in Sunderland. They never lived in Sunderland. They'd probably never heard of Sunderland.

    They never robbed a grave in their lives. They were murderers. Serial killers, as the modern day parlance would have it.

    Grave robbing was very much rife in the time that Burke & Hare were alive and living in Edinburgh, but there is not a single scrap of evidence that they robbed a grave. No pies were consumed in Sunderland or elsewhere containing B&H meat. The Sunderland connection is an urban myth. Look around at the town and cities where they were meant to have operated. Unless they ran a McDonald's style franchise, then it was impossible for them to be in all of those places.

    They were murderers, not grave robbers.
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