14 pictures which sum up the Beast from the East in South Shields as we remember the crazy weather a year on

It's hard to believe this was the weather a year ago this week - especially with the unseasonably mild and sunny days we've had this year.


Today marks a year since the worst of the weather set in. Here we look at the Beast from the East in South Tyneside in pictures - the rescue heroes, the perplexed pets, and the families having fun.

Kind-hearted rescuers out on the Coast Road
These dogs didn't know quite what to make of it
Cleadon Hills looked magical - and the ponies didn't seem to mind much
Both Santa and the Easter Bunny were out having fun
Jane Robertson took her son Jack out sledging, one of many on Cleadon Hills
The Hebburn Snowman by Zara Moore
Igloo making with Catie, Emily and Lainey Dot
The little train was back up and running by the weekend
Cars were left stranded near The New Ship between Cleadon and South Shields
Having fun at Temple Park
An igloo, in Coleman Avenue in South Shields.
At the Mill Dam as the snow started to come down
Hades - the real Beast from the East