Hundreds of people young and old came together to line the streets of South Shields to mark Remembrance Sunday today.
Silence fell on the town as it paid tribute to the nation’s fallen heroes, and comrades remembered those who never made it home, or were left injured by conflict and war.
Other services were held in Hebburn, Jarrow, Whitburn and Cleadon.
Our photographer Tom Banks was among the crowds in South Shields. Here's a slideshow of his pictures.