Sunderland skyline from the National Glass Centre.

Sunderland skyline from the National Glass Centre.

Another nice painting Michael

I like how you have handled the mixture of architecture, nothing specific but you know it's a jumble of buildings.

I couldn't do a painting like this Michael, as I would want to try and paint each building. This is great.

Thanks Fiona and Adele. I've enjoyed reading the book Fiona. Thank you.

This has worked very well and has a looseness about it.

Thanks Gudrun. Sunderland is a deprived area and it's fortunes have fluctuated over centuries. I'm here because my maternal great grandfather (jolly sailor) sailed from the Isle of Wight to Sunderland and met a local girl. I didn't ask to come here, or anywhere else come to that. It was their fault.

This is a great subject Michael and you have done it proud.

Thanks for kindness Alan.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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