PICTURES: Families brave the rain for South Shields funfair tradition

IT may have rained on our parade, but the wet weather did not stop families enjoying all the fun of the fair.

Scores of people made the traditional trip to the funfair as Ocean Pleasure Beach opened for Good Friday.

One annual tradition, however, did not take place with the Good Friday procession cancelled due to the inclement weather – prompting an angry response from some.

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In Jarrow, a planned service in the Viking Shopping Centre was moved indoors to Jarrow Baptist Church over fears the rain would harm the sound system.