Heritage Open Days: The Oaks: The History of a Street and Some of its Residents
Wednesday 13 September
Free, places must be pre-booked
A talk about the history of The Oaks, Sunderland. The street, of grand Victorian and Edwardian houses, was built between 1866 and 1905 for well-to-do businessmen and professional people. Its residents have included two knights of the realm, and an MP, as well as a number of Mayors and Councillors. But it has not been without a darker side. One resident went bankrupt in a spectacular fashion in the 1880s and did not seem to know where his money had gone; another was charged with manslaughter in the early 20th century, and two residents committed suicide.
This activity supports Heritage Open Days 2023. To find out more visit Heritage Open Days website.