A Halloween-themed heritage tour of the imposing South Shields Town Hall is set to get spines tingling next month.
The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Pat Hay, is hosting a spooky tour of the Grade II Listed Edwardian building to help raise funds for the Mayor's Charity.
The event is taking place on Wednesday 27 October, at 6pm and 8pm, and is restricted to adults only. Tickets cost £5 each.
The Mayor said: "South Shields Town Hall is a fascinating building steeped in history, and our heritages tours enabling people to go behind the scenes always prove to be extremely popular.
"Following the success of recent tours for Heritage Open Days we are giving people an opportunity to hear an alternative history of the building, to learn more about some of the civic figures who have walked through the marble corridors in years gone by as well strange stories of ghostly goings on.
"While the building is magnificent with its grand sweeping staircase and oak-panelled chambers, it also lends itself as an amazing backdrop to create an eerie atmosphere. With some extra features and surprises in store, we hope to add an air of fun and fear - perfect for Halloween.
"The tours will also help us to raise money for some great causes in South Tyneside. We expect tickets to sell quickly so would advise people to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Mayor has chosen The Customs House and Cancer Connections as the main beneficiaries of the Mayor's Charity fund during her time in office.