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CLEADON ANTIQUES: Cleadon Antiques is an eclectic and elegant shop on Cleadon's main shopping street.

Established for six years, owner Judith Brown takes pride in her stock of unusual antiques and quality gifts.

Why not visit for a warm welcome and a cup of coffee? VILLAGE WINES Jean Mosely has worked at Village Wines for 25 years and has owned the lease for the last two. Village Wines has a wide range of offers and highly competitive prices on an extensive range of wines, beers and spirits.

BISTRO ROMANO Chic and contemporary Bistro Romano is nestled in the heart of Cleadon Village and has built its reputation on providing the best quality produce, good service and delicious food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The head chef and his team combine Italian and international cuisine to create innovative dishes.

AMANDA FRANCIS Amanda Francis qualified as an Osteopath in 1991 and has been based in Cleadon since 1993.

She treats a range of muscular and skeletal problems and customers come from all over the North East for Amanda's expertise and friendly service.

G. O'BRIEN & SONS Established for 30 years, manager Marie O'Reilly has witnessed the business's expansion and popularity first hand.

Customers now come from all over the UK to visit the 13-acre architectural salvage yard and 10,000 square feet of showrooms selling everything from handbags and jewellery to gift ware and household furnishings.

JILL McCULLEY PHOTOGRAPHY Jill's booming photography business has been a long time in the making.

Her parents set up their first photography studio in Sunderland in 1964 and Jill got a bitten by the photography bug by accompanying her dad to weddings as a young girl.

Jill set up her own business in 1990, opening in East Boldon on 1994.

Over the years she has been awarded a number of prizes and won many competitions for her work.

For more information contact her on (0191) 519-2244 or (07810) 635786.

BREEZE Breeze specialises in contemporary and individual furniture and accessories.

As soon as you walk through the door into the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for which Breeze has become known, you will impressed by the varied range of products and services available.

Browse through the inspiring and luxurious selection of furniture, furnishings and accessories in classic, rustic and contemporary designs from around the world.

As well as the company's many individual products, the business has actually designed and furnished its rooms to demonstrate how you can create the atmosphere and ambience that will transform your home, restaurant or business premises.

Breeze supplied many of the accessories and much of the furniture for the Red Lion pub in West Boldon and the Crab and Lobster Restaurant in Thirsk. …