It's a rite of passage for every child born in Sunderland to sit on one of the stone lions at the end of the terraces in Mowbray Park. Ask anyone in the town and they will all say they have had their photo taken on one of the lions at some point, me included!!
These cream-coloured lions replaced the original grey stone ones during the Park's renovations a few years ago. I showed this picture to my group of senior learners and they said this lion did not look right, the others were much better.