A selection of photographs saved by staff at the Tyne & Wear Archives. The collection of photographs, log books and ship plans are now listed on the UNESCO Memory of The World Register. The collection, at The Discovery Museum, is listed alongside The Magna Carta and The Domesday Book.
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2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.