Wednesday, 5 September 2007

University of Sunderland

Sunderland University as viewed from the Metro station. The 3 buildings in the centre formed part of the original Polytechnic which was granted University status in 1992. The small building on the left is Wearmouth Hall where bands used to play. I think it is earmarked for demolition but it has some really crazy decoration on it - whoever designed it must have been smoking something very strong at the time!! I will try and photograph the patterns before it is pulled down.

1 comment:

Sungai Lembing said...

Hi Sharon,

I lived in Sunderland from 1978 to 1984. Did my A-levels in Monkwearmouth College of Further Education (not sure whether it is still there), and a degree in Applied Physics from the then Sunderland Polytechnic. Remember the hall very much because the likes of Meatloaf, Stray Cats, AC/DC and few others were doing their stuff there. Noisy. My final house was in Elmwood Street, a walking distance to the University.