WATCH: Marchers mark Good Friday with South Shields Parade

Hundreds of people came together to mark Good Friday by marching along the streets of South Shields.

Three Processions of Witness took place in the town, as people from across the borough came out to watch.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

One parade left Harton Lane, collecting the Talbot Road Methodist Church procession on Westcott Road, before heading to West Park for a service.

The second group of marchers left Marsden Road Baptist Tabernacle and made their way to Centenary Avenue for a service.

The South Shields march congregated at Laygate before making its way along Westoe Road and past South Shields Town Hall before being joined by marchers from The People’s Mission Church and heading to South Shields Market square for a service.

The Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Richard Porthouse and his wife Patricia attended the service at the Old Town Hall before heading to the West Park bandstand.

I’ve been coming every year since I was a baby.

Doreen Smith

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Couns Alan and Moira Smith, attended a service at Jarrow Shopping centre followed by a service at Christ Church.

Many people from the town watched on as church bands marches along the streets playing famous music.

Mum-of-two Helen Renno, from Westoe, South Shields, took her children Emilia, three, and Ethan, 18-months, along to watch the parade.

The 30-year-old said: “I haven’t been for a couple of years now, since Emilia was born, so we decided to come back along to it this year. It’s something nice to do as a family.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

“I always used to go to the one at Stanhope Road when I was a kid so I thought it would be good to bring my kids along to it now, especially since it’s such a nice day.

“It’s a big part of the time so it’s nice to be a part of it.”

Glenys Bainbridge, 76, and her husband Brian, 74, attend the event every year.

Mrs Bainbridge, of Westoe, South Shields, said: “We come every year because it’s tradition and it’s what Easter means to us.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

“There’s a big crowd this year and it’s nice to see so many people here together.

“We brought the kids and the grandkids and now our dog, Skoota.”

Doreen Smith, 78, and her husband Jack, 81, of Lytton Park, are also regulars.

Mrs Smith said: “I’ve been coming every year since I was a baby. I was horrified when it was cancelled last year, I was very upset it wasn’t on.”

“It’s a big part of our tradition.”

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.

South Shields Parade on Good Friday.