Tyne & Wear

North East communities mark Queen's Jubilee

A Corbridge shop decked out in flags to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Image caption Some businesses have displays of red, white and blue

People in Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland joined others across the UK to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Dozens of communities held street parties.

A string of other events included a proms in the park event, in South Shields, and communities across the area holding Big Lunches.

More than 200 Scouts were at Gateshead's Saltwell Park for activities including an attempt at the largest neckerchief and woggle.

District Commissioner Peter Crawley said: "What we have is a large neckerchief made up of nearly 500 individual neckerchiefs designed by all of our members."

Among them were neckerchiefs signed by a number of famous people including Chief Scout Bear Grylls, Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the Newcastle United squad.

Image caption Thousands of people enjoyed the events in Prudhoe

Jubilee beacons

Organisers of one of the street parties in Jarrow said more than 300 people had turned up. The event was organised by Primrose Community Association along with residents.

Thousands of people crowded to Prudhoe, in Northumberland, to enjoy entertainment, music and food.

On Monday night, beacons will be lit to join a network across the UK.

The locations include Hadrian's Wall, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles, Tynemouth Priory and Holy Island and the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast.

See all the latest Diamond Jubilee news and features at BBC - Diamond Jubilee .