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The Stadium Of Light

The Stadium Of Light is the 49,000 spectator capacity home ground for the Sunderland Association Football Club. It is built on the site of the old Wearmouth Colliery which opened in 1835 and closed...

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The Empire Theatre, Sunderland

A 2004 the Sunderland Echo article stated ‘The Empire Theatre in High Street West is thought to be haunted by the White Lady, known to frequent the bar area. A staff member says she...

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Queen Street Masonic Temple, Sunderland

According to a Chronicle Live article by Sophie Finnegan (18/04/2020) entitled ‘Creepy tales behind 10 of the most haunted places in Sunderland’, ‘The Grade 1 Listed building is thought to be one of the...

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The Copt Hill Country Inn

A 2004 Sunderland Echo article stated ‘The Copt Hill pub, in Seaham Road, Houghton, was rumoured to have had a resident ghost, thought to be that of a former landlord who hanged himself from...

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Seven Sisters Round Barrow

Seven Sisters is a round barrow approximately 3m in height and 25m in diameter. In 1877 it was excavated by Mr T Robinson and Canon William Greenwell (Born 23 March 1820 – Died 27...

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Sea Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

In 2004 the Sunderland Echo posted the following story concerning haunt like events taking place at a Greggs bakery in Fulwell. The article published on 29 June was entitled ‘The Greggs-orcist’. ‘SPOOKED staff have...

Dancing Bones of Dalton Hill Head

The following story has been published several times. The following account appeared in ‘Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders’ by William Henderson (1879). ‘From the Rev. J. F.

To Counteract Witchcraft

The following account of the story is extracted from‘Legends Superstitions of the County of Durham’ by William Brockie (1886). ‘A case occurred in old Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth, twenty-four years ago, of a child believed to be witched, so that it was shrivelled up to anatomy.

Leddy Lister

The following account of the story is extracted from‘Legends Superstitions of the County of Durham’ by William Brockie (1886). ‘A retired farmers wife at Hedworth, who went by the name of Leddy Lister, was commonly held by the people round about to be a witch.

Bewitched Child, Wearmouth Colliery

The following account of the story is extracted from‘Legends Superstitions of the County of Durham’ by William Brockie (1886). ‘It is far from uncommon, in Sunderland, Shields, Durham, Hartlepool, and other towns and villages, for mothers whose children are not thriving to think them bewitched.