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Sunderland’s Unsung Heroes

November 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Blue plaques are one of the UK’s most effective means of celebrating its history. Sunderland has approximately 78 commemorative blue plaques which mark buildings, places of interest or influential people with connections to the city. In this session, Sarah Hellawell will discuss her research on Sunderland’s first female MP, Dr Marion Phillips, who represented Sunderland in the 1920s and 1930s and who has recently been commemorated by the unveiling of a blue plaque.

This interactive session will invite you to nominate an ‘unsung hero’ from Sunderland’s history to add to our exhibition of DIY heritage blue plaques, which will be displayed throughout the festival. Come along and share your knowledge of Sunderland’s varied and exciting history!

This event is part of the ‘Canny Sunderland: Discover the History of Sunderland’ series, by University of Sunderland.

In partnership with

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Contact email address

delphine.doucet@sunderland.ac.uk

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Description for print
Sarah Hellawell will discuss her research on Sunderland’s first female MP and the blue plaque to commemorate Dr Marion Phillips. You will be invited to nominate an ‘unsung hero’ from Sunderland’s history to create an exhibition of DIY heritage blue plaques.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Canny Sunderland: discover the history Sunderland
Contact email address
delphine.doucet@sunderland.ac.uk
Event partners
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Region
North East
City/town
Sunderland
Accessibility information
https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/attractions/Access%20Information%20-%20SMWG%202016.pdf
Image copyright information
Wikicommons

Venue

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/attractions/Access%20Information%20-%20SMWG%202016.pdf
Phone:
0191 561 2323
Website:
https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/sunderland-museum-winter-gardens