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A KEY landmark used at a popular annual event has been given a new lease of life.

Key Enterprises has made a new £8,000 bandstand for the North Shields Victorian Market, and it was unveiled last week at its premises on the North Tyne Industrial Estate in Benton.

Funding was provided by the North Shields Victorian Market Partnership, North Tyneside Council, the YMCA and Beacon Shopping Centre owner Baronsgate.

Partnership chairman John Fleet said: “We’re delighted with the new bandstand, which will ensure that our performers have a fitting stage for many years to come.”