Welcome to the Sunderland Antiquarian Society

Established in 1900 we are the oldest history society in Sunderland

What's On in 2022

Please note that the monthly illustrated talks take place in the MAIN HALL at THORNHILL SCHOOL. The venue is large and comfortable and there is ample parking there as well. The talks will continue to commence at 7.30pm and last for approx. one hour. Doors open at 7pm - all are welcome. The talks are £1 to members with a £2 cover charge for visitors.The society's talks are held on the THIRD Tuesday of each month - Sept to June (see times above). 

********GREAT NEWS*******

We are so pleased to be able to announce that our illustrated monthly talks will at last re-commence on TUESDAY, 26th APRIL in the main hall at Thornhill School at 7.30pm (doors open 6.35pm).  This is the fourth Tuesday of the month (not the third as school closed for the holidays).  We will revert back to the third Tuesday in May.

26th April  'Sunderland in 1963'  by Phil Curtis

                                                              17th May   'The Grand Mansions of Sunderland'  by Trevor Thorne

                                                           21st June   'The Suffragette Movement'  by Alan Smith

                                                                                  carriages approx 9pm

Do Come along and support your society.

A number of queries have been received about the payment of annual subscriptions that are due now, or in the near future. These can still be paid in the usual manner but if you are used to paying personally at either Douro Terrace or at the monthly talk then PLEASE do send payment to the society at 6 Douro Terrace, Sunderland SR2 7DX or direct to our Treasurer, Linda King, at 3 Woodside, Sunderland, SR2 7ET

Renewal reminders are always enclosed with the relevant newsletter. If you are in any doubt as to whether your subscription is due or the method of payment in the forthcoming months then please do contact Linda King, our Treasurer by email:

sunderlandantiquarians@yahoo.co.uk