The Chain Ferry (used for vehicular traffic) and the rowing boat for passengers.

South Hylton Local History Society was formed in May 1996 by a small group of like minded Hyltonians  who wished to preserve the unique history of the village for future generations.  From a humble beginning our membership has risen and fallen over the years. We are always happy to welcome new members to keep our Society alive.

We are always pleased to receive anything which is of local interest, memories, photographs, or documents, all of which add to the portrayal of South Hylton in the past.  If you have anything to contribute you can contact us by any of the following methods below –

e-mail: shlhs@yahoo.co.uk

Post:

South Hylton Local History Society
70 Greenbank Drive
South Hylton
Sunderland
SR4 0JX

Tel.: 07702 048338