uk.local.sunderland is a forum for the discussion and debating of
issues and events, affecting the City of Sunderland and surrounding
areas. For the purposes of this charter, this shall include all areas
within the boundaries of the City of Sunderland (Washington,
Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Southwick, Grangetown, Seaburn,
Fulwell, Hendon and other areas within the boundaries of the city) and
also Boldon, Whitburn and Seaham, due to their close proximity and the
influence of this proximity on these areas.
This newsgroup will welcome discussion, debate and argument concerning
Sunderland identity, history, music, humour, attitudes, language,
issues, events and related items that affect the lives of the people
of Sunderland. Items submitted by Mackem exiles will be particularly
welcome, as will debates on Mackem identity (do Mackems count as
Geordies, Durham folk or do they have an identity all of their own).
Binaries & Formatting
Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are
forbidden. Not even pictures of the Stadium of Light, Penshaw
Monument, or, however justified, pictures of southerners who called us
Geordies being chucked off Monkwearmouth Bridge, are allowed. Such
material belongs on a web page or FTP site to which a pointer may be
posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where
authentication is important and should be as short as possible.
Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly
formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common
newsreaders comply with this, read
No advertising of any kind is permitted.
Messages posted to this newsgroup must not be cross-posted to more
than a TOTAL of four uk.local.* newsgroups; these may be geographically
adjacent or overlapping, or connected by the subject of the post
(e.g. "moving house from Southampton to Sunderland").
Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their
"postmaster" and/or Service Provider.
uk.local.sunderland Issues and events affecting the Sunderland area