We have compiled 11 Shields Gazette archive photos which show picnics across the borough, from St Bede’s to Albert Elliott Primary Schools.
Every bear that ever there was is pictured in our spread because – today’s the day we spotlight the South Tyneside Teddy Bear picnics.
1. Picnic time at Albert Elliott Primary
A 2008 Teddy Bear's picnic at Albert Elliott Primary School but who can you recognise?
2. Vintage times in 2015
The vintage tea rooms held a teddy bears picnic in 2015. In the picture were Lily Rose Fraser, 5, Henry John Kirton, 3, and Abigail Jolie Fraser, 7, with Kirsten Fraser.
Photo: Stu Norton
3. Picnic time in 2009
Pictured at the Whitburn Childrens Centre 12 years ago. A Teddy Bear's picnic was being held to mark Sure Start Week. Does this bring back happy memories?
4. Cupcakes and Teddies for St Clare's
A Teddy Bears Picnic in aid of st Clare's Hospice at the Newcastle Building Society in 2012. Remember this?
Photo: iain brown