Coronation celebrations in South Shields
Taken by local photographer John Wilkinson, they capture the spirit of the day, when tables and chairs were put out in Bywell Avenue to mark the historic Royal occasion.
The pictures were sent to us by John’s son, who is also called John, who told how: “My father was a very keen amateur photographer.
“He did all his own developing and printing. His ‘lab’ was the bathroom, the blackout, red light and enlarger were all made by himself.
“The Coronation street party, he photographed, was held in Bywell Avenue.”