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    'Sunderland's East End Orphan Asylum' was founded in 1853, it was a purpose built building that was intended for the sons of deceased mariners of Sunderland, with the help of the Bishop of Durham and the Freemen of Sunderland. To add a nautical touch the perimiter railings were tipped with replica anchors and the boys wore a prescribed naval style uniform and lived by a strict regime The orphanage was opened on Thursday 17th October 1861and was equipped to have an intake of 40 boys at a time. To train the boys in the skills of a seaman there was a fully rigged ship set up near the grounds which was in situ until the nineteen thirties which was also when it became 'Sunderland Boys Orphanage'. Many of these boys went on to become Master mariners and command their own ships both in the Royal and Merchant Navy." >
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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