Stunning photos show Sunderland landmarks lit up in tribute to Hays Travel founder John Hays

Sunderland has paid tribute to Hays Travel founder John Hays by illuminating landmarks across the city in the company’s colours.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 8:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 9:00 pm
Sunderland landmarks lit up in memory of John Hays

Mr Hays, who died on Friday, November 13, was founder of Hays Travel and the Hays Travel Foundation which supports young people to achieve their potential. Their blue and orange colours are familiar sight across the North East.

At dusk today, Tuesday, November 24, the Northern Spire bridge, Penshaw Monument, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle, Beacon of Light and Keel Square outside the company's HQ were lit to mark his passing.

They will be illuminated again tomorrow after his funeral.

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The Beacon of Light
The Northern Spire
Seaburn lighthouse
Penshaw Monument
Fulwell Mill
Sunderland Magistrates' Court in Keel Square
The Beacon of Light pays tribute
Penshaw Monument was visible for miles around
The landmarks will be illuminated again tomorrow after John Hays' funeral
The Northern Spire looked magnificent
Keel Square and Hays Travel's offices