Royal beacon lights up South Tyneside to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

The Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.
The Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.
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South Tyneside lit up for a royal big celebration this evening - as birthday congratulations were delivered from a mayor to a monarch.

The borough’s mayor, Coun Richard Porthouse, lit the beacon at the Lawe Top, in South Shields, to mark The Queen’s milestone 90th birthday yesterday.

The Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

The Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Crowds gathered to join in the festivities, while Westoe Brass Band were on hand to play Happy Birthday in Her Majesty’s honour.

Coun Porthouse said: “It was an honour to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday in this way together with residents from across the Borough who turned out to see the lighting of the beacon.

“As the Queen’s representatives in the Borough the Mayoress I wish her all the best and good health.”

Spectators get into the party spirit at the lighting of the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Spectators get into the party spirit at the lighting of the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Westoe Colliery Brass Band play Happy Birthday as the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Westoe Colliery Brass Band play Happy Birthday as the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Westoe Colliery Brass Band play Happy Birthday as the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Westoe Colliery Brass Band play Happy Birthday as the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Westoe Colliery Brass Band play Happy Birthday as the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Westoe Colliery Brass Band play Happy Birthday as the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and Mayoress Patricia Porthouse light the North Marine Park beacon to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.