Final preparations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's funeral are underway, bringing to the end a period of national mourning following her death at the age of 96.
She passed away on Thursday, September 8 - three months on from nationwide celebrations in recognition of her Platinum Jubilee, which took place over a four-day weekend in June.
Queen Elizabeth II ruled for more than seven decades - more than any other monarch in British history - and dedicated her life to the service of her people.
There were street parties, live music and many happy memories for families across the borough and beyond.
1. Little ones
Children singing Jubilee songs for Hebburn Court Nursing Home residents. Photo: Stu Norton
2. Sunshine day
From left, sisters Myra Smith and Elizabeth Smith at the Harton Grove Jubilee party. Photo: Stu Norton
3. A big cheer
Families come together at Harton Grove for a street party. And the sun was shining too! Photo: Stu Norton
4. Star baker
Lilian Porter with her great-granddaughter Jessica Haslam, holding the Jubilee cake they made. Photo: Frank Reid