Charles William Alcock born here in 1842. A renowned footballer and cricketer, Alcock was Secretary of the Football Association for 25 years, working to establish the 'one universal game'. In 1870, he organised and played in the first ever international match, England vs Scotland; and in 1871, he created the world's first national football tournament, The FA Cup.

10 Norfolk Street, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Gertrude Bell. Born here on the 14th July 1868. She was a distinguished servant of the state, scholar, historian, archaeologist, explorer, poet and gardener. She died in Baghdad 12th July 1926.

Washington Hall, The Avenue, Washington, United Kingdom

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Springwell Colliery (1826-1932) One of the many North Durham Pits, owned by John Bowes and Partners where coals was transported for export along the Bowes Railway to Jarrow Staiths utilising rope operated inclines

Bowes Railway Car Park, Springwell Village, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Fawcett Street station (1853-1879) This drinking fountain marks the entrance to the former terminus of the Penshaw Branch Line. The Station closed to passengers when the Central Station opened.

Fawcett Street, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Bishopwearmouth Panns. A Scottish Army camped here during the Civil War, occupying Sunderland, unopposed, from 1644-47 for the Parliamentary cause. The army overcame the Marquis of Newcastle's Royalist forces in a series of battles, notably at Offerton, Hylton and South Shields.

Bridge Street, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Bishopwearmouth Village Green. At the heart of the medieval settlement of Bishopwearmouth, this ancient village green was once a venue for traditional leisure pursuits including climbing a greasy pole and bull-bating, last recorded in 1788.

Bishopwearmouth Village Green, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Bodlewell House. Site of the home of James Fields Stanfield (1749-1824), seaman, actor and campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade. His son Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1847), seaman, landscape and marine artist, scene painter and Royal Academician was born here.

Bodlewell House, High Street East, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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The Donnison School. In 1764 Elizabeth Donnison made provision in her will for a charity school. The Donnison School opened in 1798, offering free education to 36 poor girls. In 1827 Mrs Elizabeth Woodcock built the adjoining house for the schoolmistress.

, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Ida and Louise Cook

Croft Avenue, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Ida Cook (1904-1986) and her sister Louise Cook (1901-1991) residents of 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland saved many Jews from Nazi persecution. In 1965 they were honoured as Righteous among the Nations by the state of Israel. Under the pen name of Mary Burchell, Ida was a prolific author for Mills and Boon.

Croft Avenue, Chester Road, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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John Murray civil engineer 1804-1882. Resident Engineer to the River Wear Commissioners. Made significant improvements to the river and its access including moving the lighthouse along the extended North Pier and the creation of the South Docks that revolutionised the harbour.

River Wear Commission Building, St Thomas Street, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Wearmouth Bridge. The first Wearmouth Bridge of 1796 proved to be a catalyst for the growth of Sunderland. It was rebuilt in 1857 by Robert Stephenson and again in 1927 when this steel arch bridge was constructed to a design by Mott, Hay and Anderson.

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland, United Kingdom

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