Picture special: Thousands turn out for South Tyneside Summer Festival Parade

Thousands of people took to the streets of South Shields as the traditional street parade got the 2017 South Tyneside Summer Festival underway.

Sunday, 2nd July 2017, 3:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 2:03 pm
The summer parade made a colourful spectacle.

This year's parade was inspired by children's books, and there were some fantastic costumes on display among the 2,000 people who took part.

Quadruple-winning South Shields FC were among the stars of the show as they paraded their trophies through the streets on an open-top bus.

The summer parade made a colourful spectacle.

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Our photographer Tom Banks was on hand to capture some memories of a great day. Here's a slideshow of his pictures.

The summer parade made a colourful spectacle.