Hundreds will take part in Easter parade

EASTER PARADE ... hundreds are expected to take part in the Processions of Witness.

EASTER PARADE ... hundreds are expected to take part in the Processions of Witness.

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a series of traditional Easter parades throughout South Tyneside tomorrow.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Ernest Gibson, will be at the Market Place at 10am before moving on to West Park at 10.15am.

In South Shields, there will be three Processions of Witness.

One will leave Harton Lane at 9.30am, collecting the Talbot Road Methodist Church procession on Westcott Road, before moving along Ashley Road and Stanhope Road to West Park for a service at 10.15am.

The procession will then return to Harton Lane for 11.15am.

Another group of marchers at Horsley Hill will meet at Marsden Road Baptist Church at 9.20am and make their way to Harton Primary School in East Avenue, via Barbour Avenue, Felton Avenue and Centenary Avenue for a 10am service.

The South Shields march will congregate at 9am at Laygate before making its way along Westoe Road and past South Shields Town Hall and onto Fowler Street, before finishing at South Shields Market square for a 9.50am service.

It will finish at 10.30am, before returning via the same reverse route.

The deputy mayor, Coun Fay Cunningham and the Deputy mayoress, Charlotte Partridge, will be at Jarrow shopping centre at 10.15am and then the Salvation Army citadel for a service.

There will be a service at Hebburn town centre at 10am. A short service will be held at St Aloysius Church.

Drivers are reminded that a series of road closures will be in place throughout the morning to accommodate the processions.

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