Residents can snap up town’s calendar

The Whitley Bay 2016 calendar.
The Whitley Bay 2016 calendar.
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A unique calendar featuring 12 stunning images of Whitley Bay has gone on sale.

The pictures were taken by local residents as part of North Tyneside Council’s Whitley Bay photography competition this summer.

Due to the positive response, the council brought the images together into a calendar for 2016.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “The response to the photography competition was tremendous and we were overwhelmed by how talented our residents are.

“The calendar is a celebration of Whitley Bay and really showcases some of the best bits of our coastline.”

The photographs in the calendar include shots of St Mary’s Lighthouse, Spanish City Dome, Whitley Bay beach and the North Sea.

The calendars will be sold for £5 each and are available from Whitley Bay Tourist Information Centre, North Shields Tourist Information Centre and St Mary’s Lighthouse gift shop.

They will also be available from the St Nicholas Festival market in Whitley Bay town centre on December 4 and 5.

Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will cover the costs of production, and any profits will be reinvested into a similar project next year through which the council hopes to produce a calendar of residents’ photographs from across North Tyneside.