Welcome to the Sunderland Antiquarian Society

Established in 1900 we are the oldest history society in Sunderland

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We have had to re-schedule our monthly talks for the forthcoming season as the main hall in Thornhill School is still undergoing refurbishment and will not now be ready for use until the new year.

   Our first talk of the season (which was due to commence in September) will now commence on TUESDAY, 18th OCTOBER and take place at BEDE TOWER in the Bethany Hall there, which is in Burdon Road SR2 7EA. The hall is directly across the street to the society's Heritage Centre and the facilities there are extensive and modern with a lift for disabled.  There is also extensive parking in the grounds as well as across the street.  So please come along and support your society.  All future talks will take place on the THIRD Tuesday of the month.

18th October                The Suffragette Movement - Votes For Women    by Alan Smith

15th November            Sunderland's Heroic 125 Regiment and the Bridge on the River Kwai   by Derek Potter

Doors open 6.35pm and the talks commence at 7.30pm.  Carriages at approx. 9.00pm


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: