The Sunderland Heritage Forum was established in 1997 with the aim to promote and provide access to the heritage of Sunderland and to pursue objectives, which were of common value and interest to all of the heritage and history groups of the city.
There is a programme of events for May 2017 – talks, walks and exhibitions all celebrating Sunderland’s history.
Local History Month aims to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to local communities and encourage all members of the community to participate. Activities happen across the UK and include trips, library exhibitions and local lectures. It is a great way for groups to highlight local history and for local people to get involved.
River Wear Commissioners Archives
One of the events that is of interest for followers of the Sunderland’s Forgotten Stones project is the access to the River Wear Commissioners Archives:
Monday 22nd May 2017 10am -12Noon there is an archive handling session of the River Wear Commissioners documents led by an archivist (Alan Hayward) at Sunderland Museaum and Winter Gardens.
Also, every Wednesday and Saturday in May between 9.30am and 12 Noon the archives of the River Wear Commissioners are on display at the Sunderland Antiquarian Society Offices at : 6 Douro Terrace Sunderland SR2 7DX
If you would like more information about the Local History month please visit the Sunderland Council website http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11942 where there is a programme of events available as a .pdf download.
This Local History Month has been organised by members of Sunderland Heritage Forum and Sunderland City Council to promote local history in Sunderland.