Good Friday during the first lockdown in South Shields in 2020

13 eerie pictures of Good Friday in 2020, when South Shields lay silent during first national covid lockdown

These were the eerie scenes on Good Friday 2020 when the strict measures of the first national lockdown were firmly in place.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 2:56 pm

It was in stark contrast to what is usually one of the busiest days of the year at the seafront in South Shields

While the fair, pubs, restaurants and cafes remain closed under current covid restrictions, this year South Tyneside’s parks and seafront are busy once more with people allowed to mix outdoors again, either two households or in groups of six.

In 2020, even some of the most popular chip shops were closed on Good Friday, though some were offering delivery or pre-order collection only.

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