More than 10,000 poppies on display in Hebburn as hundreds of people attend Remembrance Day services in South Tyneside

Hundreds of people line the streets in South Shields to pay their respect for past and present servicemen and women on Remembrance Day.

Sunday, 10th November 2019, 5:37 pm
Over 10,000 poppies on display.

Hundreds of people gathered across South Tyneside to pay tribute to war hero’s locally and nationally at this years Remembrance Day services, held on Sunday, November 10.

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick and Mrs Jean Williamson were chosen to lead the tributes in South Shields.

Remembrance Day was honoured by a number of services and events, where civic dignitaries, veterans and their families and uniformed servicemen and women joined members of the community for a moment of silent refection.

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Remembrance Services in South Tyneside. Pictures: North News

The Westoe service began at 10.15 am outside South Shields Town Hall, where locals where lead by a parade towards Westoe Road to the War Memorial for service at 10.55am.

Wreaths were laid by Her Majesty's Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mr Robin Brim, The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Iain Malcolm and Chief Executive of the Council, Martin Swales.

The Hebburn service at 9.45am, the parade assembled outside Hebburn Central and marched to St John's Church for a service at 10.15am. The parade then reassembled and marched onto Carr Ellison Park for a second service at the War Memorial. A third march towards Hebburn Cemetery followed, where a short service was performed at Kelly Grave, where more 10,000 poppies were on display.

Services were also performed at Jarrow, Whitburn, Cleadon and East Boldon.

South Tyneside Remembrance Services. Picture: North News.
Remembrance Services Across South Tyneside, Picture: North News.
Remembrance Services Across South Tyneside. Picture: North News