Mayor’s Parade kicks off South Tyneside civic year

Coun Olive Punchion leads the parade
Coun Olive Punchion leads the parade

The people of South Tyneside stepped out at the weekend for the traditional Mayor’s Sunday Parade.

Local people joined civic dignitaries and uniformed organisations to help mark the start of the new Mayor of South Tyneside’s year in office.

The parade on its was through South Shields

The parade on its was through South Shields

Coun Olive Punchion’s year in office kicked off by marching from South Shields Town Hall to St Hilda’s Church for a service, led by Father Chris Fuller.

The parade involved groups including the 22nd South Shields Brownsea Scouts, Durham Light Infantry and the Royal British Legion.

The Mayor said: “Mayor’s Sunday is always a wonderful occasion.

“It gives us a chance to ask for a blessing on the work of the Mayor’s office and local authority.

The Mayor at the service in St Hilda's Church

The Mayor at the service in St Hilda's Church

“It was an honour to head the annual parade and wonderful to see so many people come together to join us on the day.

“I’d like to thank all those who attended.”