Old Maps of Ryhope

Historic Maps of Ryhope and the local area.

I am looking for information about my grandparents Thomas and Margaret Riley. They lived on Henry Street in Seaham in the early 1900s but later lived in Ryhope on 31 Burden, where my grandfather and many of his seven sons were miners. My mother, Anne, recently died. I do hope someone can help me with information. There were 7 sons and 3 daughters.

I was born in Sunderland in 1948 and Christened in Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, where all of my mother's side of the family had been hatched, matched, and dispatched. I was raised in Wear Garth till the age of twelve years old when my parents left Sunderland for work in the midlands. Although times were hard in Sunderland at (...Read full memory)