9 tree planting scenes from the past but can you spot someone you know?

We're planting 9 South Tyneside memories in your minds as we get ready for a right royal celebration

Are you ready to plant a tree for the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations? Looks like these South Tyneside people have already got into the spirit of it.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 4:55 am

A huge milestone will be reached next year when Her Majesty will have marked 70 years as Queen. To mark the achievement, an initiative called The Queen's Green Canopy has been launched.

It encourages people to plant a tree for the jubilee but the people of South Tyneside are already experts at helping the environment as these retro photos show.

Were you pictured doing your bit in Toner Avenue Primary School, Hebburn Lakes Primary or Hedworthfield Primary? Take a look and then get in touch to tell us more.

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