Their Past Your Future was funded by the Big Lottery through the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council

A UK-wide educational project which aims to inspire people of all ages to truly discover the impact of 20th century conflict, and recognise why it is relevant now and in the future.

Sunderland City Council and Infinite Arts researched and developed an E-Resource Pack using the council's own photographic collection as a starting point involving pupils, teachers and older people in Sunderland.  this free resource can be used to find out more about Sunderland during World War 2. 

Electronic Resource Pack
This pack contains all the resources, information, activities and games.
Please download the pdf icon full resource pack [24Mb].

Evacuation Game
Can you get from your home to the train station to evacuate Sunderland?
Download thepdf icon board [408kb] and the pdf icon rules [1Mb].

As part of the project a map was created to show the location of the bomb damage images used in this project.
Please click to see the bomb map

Images from the Local Studies Centre were used as the basis for the project.
To see a selection of images both old and new please visit our image gallery.