Communities mark Queen's 90th birthday
Residents young and old came together to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
A host of events took place around North Tyneside as communities joined others around the country in marking the occasion last Saturday.
Pupils at Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay, explored the Queen’s life, took part in lessons around the monarchy, formed a ‘90’ human mosaic and received a visit from the Army Core Drum Band led by Drum Major Dan Heart.
Music was the theme of the day for the Singing for the Brain group, run by the Alzheimer’s Society.
There was no shortage of bunting, union flags, or birthday cake to mark the occasion at St Columba’s Church in North Shields.
Regulars at the Shiremoor Day Care Centre enjoyed a ‘Patron’s Lunch’ street party hosted by the Northumbria County Priory Group of the Order of St John. Festivities included a professional singer, music and children’s games.
Children at Whitley Lodge First School, in Whitley Bay, wore red, white or blue, and made crowns, flags and held a cake stall.
More than 100 people attended a street party in Ashton Way, Whitley Bay, which featured competitions, games, and a magician.
Neighbourhood officers joined 400 youngsters from Stephenson Memorial Primary School, St Paul’s Community Partnership, and residents at a special event and street party in Wallsend.
There were food, refreshments and market stalls including tombola, face-painting, tuck-shop, along with a bouncy castle, stocks, penalty shoot out, races, tug of war and a magician.