Happy faces at South Shields festival

The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French join the Jarrow Community Choir as they opened the Horsley Hill and Harton Funday.
The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French join the Jarrow Community Choir as they opened the Horsley Hill and Harton Funday.

A feast of fun was had by all when families flocked to events in South Tyneside at the weekend.

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Olive Punchion and Mrs Mary French opened the Laygate Festival.

The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French meet young Super Heros at the Horsley Hill and Harton Funday.

The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French meet young Super Heros at the Horsley Hill and Harton Funday.

The event, which was held in the Living Waters and St Jude’s Church square, featured a host of activities including a bouncy castle, live entertainment and the Living Water Youth Band.

Families also enjoyed face painting, demonstrations and more.

The weekend activities continued with the Horsley Hill and Harton fun day, which took place at Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre and ended a week-long programme of events in the area.

The superhero themed fun day included a choir performance, face painting, inflatables, arts and crafts activities among other attractions.

The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French attending the Laygate Festival.

The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French attending the Laygate Festival.

The Mayor said: “These are great events bringing local communities together and it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the activities on offer.”