About us

The Farnton Times is an E-newspaper who’s name is derived from a 16th century spelling of the suburb of Farringdon, Sunderland.

The Farnton Times covers Sunderland related news, both in the city and in its coalfield areas, as well as County Durham.

First established in 2020, the Farnton Times was previously known as simply “Farnton.org” which was a history organization focused on the heritage of the former Farringdon Hall estate. It conducted research on local history, while also engaging in philanthropy to fund the suburb’s first two blue heritage plaques on Anthony Road.

The decision to rebrand and expand our portfolio came with the recognition that focused on Farringdon history alone, the organization was simply too niche to establish itself. In now being known as The Farnton Times, the aspect of Farringdon, its history and its local interests remain, but with a broader scope.

The Farnton Times is a subsidiary of Sunderland Global Media, which constitutes its parent organization.