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Blacks Corner at The Tram Shelter

Preserving History and Community at Seaburn's Tram Shelter: A Restoration Journey

At Blacks Corner, our commitment to preserving heritage and celebrating community shines through in every endeavour we undertake. We're thrilled to bring you an exciting update on a project that's close to our hearts – the restoration of the Tram Shelter in Seaburn. 

A Glimpse into the Past: A Visual Journey through Time

As we delve into the restoration of the Tram Shelter, we're weaving a tapestry of history that connects the past with the present. Our team is crafting a captivating history board to grace the perimeter of the restoration site. This board will serve as a portal to the early 1900s, adorned with images that reflect the tram shelter's rich past and the surrounding landscape. Thanks to our collaboration with the Sunderland Antiquarian Society, this glimpse into the past will come to life, vividly recounting the evolution of the area.

Reviving the Glory: Where Heritage Meets Modernity

The story of the Tram Shelter doesn't end with history; it's about reviving a piece of the past for the present and the future. With a meticulous attention to detail, our building team have skilfully constructed all four bespoke panelled walls. These walls not only encapsulate the spirit of the original shelter but also beckon to a new era of community use. The restoration is in full swing, with the first internal partition walls adding structure and character to the shelter's interior. Roof fixtures are being meticulously restored, and we're taking steps to ensure that the shelter maintains its original charm while being fully functional for the modern world.

Embracing Community: A Place to Gather

At Blacks Corner, community lies at the heart of everything we do. Once the restoration work is complete, a public bench will grace the road-facing side of the Tram Shelter. It's a tribute to the shelter's history as a haven for travellers and a testament to our commitment to fostering community connections.

Opening New Avenues: A Glimpse into the Future

Though we're eagerly waiting to announce the official opening date, there's another exciting addition adjacent to the Tram Shelter that has already become a beacon of delight. Our airstream is now in position, serving up a delectable selection of hot and cold beverages along with mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwiches. It's a taste of things to come, an appetiser before the grand unveiling.


At Blacks Corner, we believe in continuity – connecting the past, present, and future through every experience we offer. Just as we champion British farmers and artisan producers, our restoration of the Tram Shelter stands as a testament to our commitment to preserving history and nurturing community bonds. Stay tuned for the moment when the shelter's doors swing open, welcoming all to bask in its renewed glory and the embrace of community warmth.