Ends at Sea: The North East Coast, the Sea and its Dangers

Ends at Sea: The North East Coast, the Sea and its Dangers

Posted on behalf of School of Culture, University of Sunderland

Guided walk along Roker Beach with Dr Peter Hayes

The sea can be a dangerous place. Vikings have come up the River Wear and burned the church at St Peters, and what might lurk beneath the water, or even be found lying on the sand?

In this public walk and lecture we will find out about some of these dangers. Starting from by the RNLI shop next to Roker Harbour (not the marina) we will walk about half a mile north up the Coast to the area where the guns of Roker Battery once guarded the city. Here we will look at the past and present perils of the water. We will see the cross erected to Bede whose church the Vikings attacked; we will see a naval mine and learn how it works; we will find the bench commemorating war hero Lt Cdr John Bridge GC GM Bar. We will also learn of current dangers from a notice put up by Sunderland City Council.

The event will last for about 1 hour.

17 Nov 2018 at 12:00pm
until 17 Nov 2018 at 1:00pm
RNLI RNLI Shop Roker Harbour (not the marina)

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