MP Stephen Hepburn got in the frame when he visited a popular photographic display in Hebburn.
Mr Hepburn toured the annual exhibition staged by Jarrow and Hebburn Local History Society.
Featuring hundreds of archive images, the display charted the town’s history over more than 100 years. Old pictures of the famous Hawthorn Leslie shipyard were featured alongside images of schools, pubs, football teams and many long-gone industries.
The display also included domestic memorabilia from Hebburn’s yesteryear, including a proggy mat and items of clothing. There was also a display devoted to the former Reyrolle factory, which employed thousands of people.
Staged at the former Mountbatten Medical Centre, off Victoria Road West, Hebburn, the free annual exhibition drew many visitors over its fortnight run.
Jarrow MP Mr Hepburn said: “It was a pleasure to meet with members of the Jarrow and Hebburn Local History Society and visit the highly interesting exhibition, which displayed the proud history of Hebburn.
“Our area has a rich heritage and I believe that organisations such as the society play a big part in raising awareness of our local history.”
Mr Hepburn also met officers of the society, including secretary Cicely Horspool, chairman Mona Legg and member Ken Goss.
Hebburn councillors Eddie McAtominey, Nancy Maxwell and Richard Porthouse also visited the exhibition with Mr Hepburn.