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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


Situated at the mouth of the River Wear, the city’s recorded history goes back at least as far as the seventh century, with the district of Monkwearmouth being closely associated with the early development of Christianity in Britain.

Until relatively recently Sunderland was most famous for shipbuilding and coal mining, which have now largely been replaced by electronic and mechanical engineering, paper, textiles - and motor manufacturing.


The first Japanese car maker to establish a manufacturing base in Britain. 

Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Washington Road, Sunderland, BN13 3HD.

April 1984 – present.

Tyne & Wear locations