Carnival fever enjoyed at fun day

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside with children at the Hedworthfield Fun Day.
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside with children at the Hedworthfield Fun Day.
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The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside caught carnival fever at this year’s Hedworthfield Fun Day.

Families flocked to the free event which saw its biggest ever turnout last Saturday.

There was a feast of activities and entertainment on offer, including craft stalls, a funfair, a miniature zoo and demonstrations.

The highlight of this year’s event was a spectacular carnival, staged by performance production company The Creative Seed.

The Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, said: “It was a fabulous day with something for people of all ages to enjoy.

“We were blessed with good weather and there was a really great turnout.”

The annual Fun Day is part of the Jarrow Festival, which sees community events and activities happening at venues across the town over a 10-day period.