Sunderland Literature Festival
2nd October 2020   Sunderland Docks and River By Jack Curtis.
As part of our contribution to the Sunderland Literature Festival, volunteers from The Donnison School and Living History North East  have recorded a presentation by local author and historian Jack Curtis, supported by Alan Cummings   
Many of you already know Jack Curtis as he is a regular presenter at    The Donnison School. Now approaching his 90th Birthday he and Alan wanted to continue to find a way to reach their audience under these unusual Covid -19 conditions. 
Jack  grew up on the docks and port of Sunderland and his memories are vivid and colourful.  
Please click the button to listen and watch


7th Ocober 2020   The New Sunderland Compendium:

Sunderland its People and its Places. This insightful collection, 15 chapters including a Walkabout Doxford Shipyards and the story of Wing Commander Joseph Kayll DFC, DSO, OBE (WW2 Air Ace). This new compilation has been put together by 2 Sunderland men who are volunteers for Living History North East; Jack Curtis a local historian and Alan Cummings, both passionate advocates of their home city and its heritage. Download two of the chapters here as a free preview then why not buy the complete book.!

9th October 2020 Sunderland’s Heroes and Villains: 

The Mini Monologues

Welcome to our first mini Sunderland Heroes and Villains monologues. Performed by volunteers of                              The Friends of The Donnison School (FODS).

The volunteers work hard to support and develop activities and events and are always encouraged to try new things! 

Isabella Crozier. Workhouse murderer
William Hare.
Ralph Punshon Scott. Sundrland Dock Diver. A brief introduction told by his garndson Mr Jack Curtis
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