To remember hard work done in the North East during the industrial revolution. From Coal, iron, furnaces, rolling mills, to the making of the first railways, shipbuilding. Sadly most of the work left to The Far East. Sunderland was more and industrial port for coal and salt.
A lot has been invested to revive the city and now they are known for Nissan, Software development companies, and Art Centers to name a few. The Red White is football related (originally they were blue). But I wonder what inspired to choose red/white. It has a bit of a marine feel to it (the lighthouse colours white and red) and the city is after all also a seaport.
Made from, believe it or not, milk changed to a polymer with Conway Steward Deep Red.
Casein is water sensitive, don't submerge or keep wet. Lightly cleaning with damp cloth is no issue.
This is about 13.5cm long and ⌀15.8mm.