Tributes on Armistice Day

Posted by: Kaye Russell on 11 November 2022 14:00

Communities gathered today (Friday 11 November) to pay tribute to those who died in conflict serving their country in a series of Armistice Day services across South Tyneside.

Civic dignitaries, veterans and their families, uniformed organisations and members of the community came together for quiet reflection.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Pay Hay lays a wreath at the war memorial in Monkton Village on Armistice Day.
Monkton Village
Mill Dam
Monkton Village, Jarrow
Monkton Village, Jarrow
Mill Dam, South Shields

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Pat Hay and Mayoress, Jean Copp, led tributes in Monkton Village with a parade from the Lord Nelson pub to the War Memorial for a service. The Mayor laid a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.

Armistice Day services were also held in South Shields at St Stephen's Church in Mile End Road, the Merchant Navy Memorial at Mill Dam and the War Memorial at West Park, South Shields.

The Mayor said: "It was a privilege to honour all those who have served their country on Armistice Day.

"Once again, South Tyneside communities have shown pride in those who have sacrificed so much for the peace and freedoms we enjoy today, coming together to remember the fallen and thank those who are still in active service around the world.

"The event was one of a number of services and parades taking place across South Tyneside giving people the chance to reflect and remember not only those who fought and lost their lives in conflicts but to remember the families they left behind. They should not, and will not, be forgotten."

Services and parades are also taking place on Remembrance Sunday (13 November). For further details visit

Last modified: 11 November 2022 14:16