Wearside remembers with VE Day celebrations

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy
VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy
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WEARSIDE was awash with Union flags as people paid their respects to war-time heroes.

We’ve been inundated with readers’ photos of their VE Day celebrations to mark 70 years since the Allied Forces victory in Europe on May 8, 1945.

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

From street parties to beacon lighting and fireworks, events took place across the region to mark the milestone.

In Hetton, The Laurels Care Home got in the 1940s spirit as staff donned period costumes and decorated the home with patriotic bunting for a party. Residents also enjoyed a sing-along and high tea.

A VE Day party was also held at Birchwood Court Care Home in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery.

Meanwhile, a beacon was lit at Cliffe Park in Sunderland as part of national celebrations, led by The Queen, to mark the event.

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy

VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations at Seaham, with the lighting of a beacon next to Tommy