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North East School Support (NESS) homepage. Top quality CPD plus everything you need to teach maths from teaching resources, publications and research articles to puzzles and jokes.






A C.D. collection of over 500 photographs and post cards of Old Sunderland. 

A wonderful resource for local historians and family researchers. Pubs, trams, streets and buildings, family groups etc. etc. Arranged by district / subject and complete with a printable booklet itemising every image.

Queries and image donations welcomed.This is a non-profit venture: Priced at 5 plus postage and available from Norman Kirtlan at:,


DURHAM RECORDS ONLINE Pay-per view database of census returns and parish register entries which began in Seaham and now includes data from all over the historic county of Durham. Over 50% of the material is unique to the website, quite unobtainable elsewhere unless you are prepared to search microfilms at Durham yourself. Founded by Seaham lads Tony Whitehead (The Londonderrys, Masters of Seaham and Mary Ann Cotton - Dead but not Forgotten) and George Turns in cooperation with American Holly Wanless Cochrane whose ancestors also hail from the county )

FLYINGFOTOS  Aerial photographs of  Seaham, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle. Many superb aerial photographs  to view or purchase.
 Book of aerial photographs of Seaham also for sale here

A photographic trip down memory lane which also keeps abreast of current developments in Seaham harbour.

Ryhope Engines Museum,




PEOPLE, PICTURES AND PLACES - A meeting place for those with Sunderland Ancestors

Great new resource for anyone tracing their family tree or just an interest in the city.




Experimental site aimed at the East Durham population.






Over 5500 old postcards of all subjects but mainly UK topographical, the majority in good used condition.

All queries answered. 


History and cultural sites


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