Sunderland & South Tyneside CAMRA: About Us

Sunderland & South Tyneside CAMRA are a local branch of CAMRA a national independent, voluntary, not-for-profit organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights with over 185,000 members.

In the Sunderland & South Tyneside Branch area we have over 600 members.

We hold 10 meetings each year (Monthly except in August & December) in pubs around the branch area to discuss & plan our involvement in Local, Regional & National campaigns relevant to our organisation (see Future Events)

Meetings are currently suspended due to COVID19

All branch members are encouraged to attend as many of these meetings as possible, but if you can’t make it to a meeting still get involved & contact us (below), send us an email or interact via social media…we really want to hear from you.

If your thinking about joining us why not come down say hello & find out more about the campaign.

Sunderland & South Tyneside branch covers the area bounded on the map by the red line.{The boundary shown is only approximate}. We are bounded to our north by Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA, with Durham CAMRA to our South & West. All three branches work quite closly as part of CAMRA North East Region

The age range of our members:

Age GroupsPercentage of Branch MembersPercentage of CAMRA Members Nationally
Under 358%9%
35 to 4918%20%
50 to 6543%41%
Over 6531%30%
All ages (Female)24%

Where our members live: Membership breakdown within the branch area is approx:

Location of branch membersCurrently10yr Ago
Sunderland47%40%
South Tyneside31%30%
Washington12%14%
Houghton-Le-Spring9%14%
Outside Branch Boundaries1%2%


View SST Boundary in a larger map

We maintain details on Real Ale & Cider Pubs in our area HERE on WhatPub. Please let us know of amendments via the “Submit Updates” tab available on each pubs page.

Branch Contacts

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Role in Branch
Name(s)Contact #hashtag
ChairMichael Wynne#chair
SecretaryLynn Dobson#secretary
TreasurerSteve Drummond#treasurer
Pubs OfficerKen Paul#pubsofficer
Pubs Protection OfficerIan Monteith-Preston#ppo
Cider OfficerSteve Clough#cider
Membership SecretaryPeter Tong#members
Social SecretaryRobin Sanderson#social
CAMRA Angle Editorial TeamSid Dobson
Ken Paul
#magazine
Webmaster & Social MediaIan Monteith-Preston#online
All CommitteeAll#committee
BLO for Darwin Brewery
Michael Wynne#BLOdarwin
BLO for Maxim BreweryKen Paul#BLOmaxim
Advertising/Sponsorship Ken Paul
Robin Sanderson
Dave Brazier
Keith Lakeman
#ads
Press & Media ContactMichael Wynne
Ian Monteith-Preston
Ken Paul

#press
Misc. Online ContactIan Monteith-PrestonNo hashtag required

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